What is this bug?

Asked December 20, 2019, 9:47 PM EST

Found one on room desk lamp, one one the floor after deep cleaning my daughter’s room. They were live I crushed them. Are they harmful? Thank you! Wen

Schenectady County New York insect identification stinkbugs

2 Responses

They are not harmful to people thought they will produce a fowl odor if you pick one up. They are a group of insects called stink bugs. This particular one looks like an invasive species which is attacking a variety of crops such as apples. It is the
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
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Thank you!