Mystery Bug

Asked March 18, 2019, 9:51 AM EDT

Found this mystery bug in my office bathroom. Was wondering if anyone knows what type of bug this is. Totally geeked out on the markings!

Otsego County Michigan insect identification

2 Responses

Hello,

That is a Two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).

Adult two-spotted stink bugs are about 3/8 of an inch long. There coloration is highly variable and ranges from black with bright red markings to black with light colored markings. They attack slow moving prey, including some major insect pests, such as larvae of the Colorado potato beetle and sunflower beetle. They also consume numerous species of caterpillars.

Regards,

Howard






Thank you Howard!