Stink Bug

Stink Bugs

The average length for an adult stink bug is 3/4 inch. Their body is shaped similar to a shield and the most common colors are green or brown. Their antennae are fairly long.

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What is the Stink Bug's Diet?

Both the adult and nymph stink bug feed on sap, seed pods, and nectar. Their feeding can damage plants and cause deformed buds and fruit.

What is the Stink Bug's Reproductive Cycle?

Stink bugs generally mate in spring. The adult female will lay her eggs on leaves which she will aggressively guard. The eggs hatch in about 30 days.

Where do Stink Bugs Live?

The stink bug is a good flier, who can become a pest in the fall when they try to enter structures for warmth. They are named for the foul odor they secrete, which is used as a defense mechanism.

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