Stink bug

Stink Bug

5953    Hello- I was on a trip to Harare Zimbabwe in March and this bug was in bed and it got into my pajama while sleeping. It might have stung me- not sure but it woke me up and the skin was irritated. Maybe because I pressed it to feel what it was while it was on my skin. The bug was killed in the process of removing it, I took a photo from its top side and its bottom side. It is about 5-6 mm long. Thanks./  Hani

This is a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), but I am unable to provide a more specific identification. Most stink bugs are plant feeders and some species can be serious pests, but there are quite a few predatory species as well that feed on insects and other arthropods. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.