What is it?

Asked November 11, 2020, 11:55 PM EST

So I heard buzzing around and thought it was a fly. I then I felt it land on me and saw this. What is it and is it harmful? Thanks

Maryland

1 Response

This looks like it might be a kudzu bug, but we would need to see clearer photos of the top and side of the insect in order to have an entomologist confirm the ID. The following two links have photos of kudzu bugs for comparison.

https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/11768
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/kudzu-bug

If this does not appear to be a match with what you are seeing, please send us better photos, in focus. This page provides tips on submitting good photos for identification. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/tips-submitting-photos-ask-extension

Christa