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  • Stinkbug - (Chlorochroa rossiana)

    Stinkbug - (Chlorochroa rossiana)

    Stink Bugs are pesky insects that ruin fruits and vegetables, relax on walls and curtains inside, and live up to their name.

    Staff Writer (6/19/2017): Stink Bugs are able to produce a noxious smelling secretion that is meant to deter predators from eating them. They will release this odor when threatened by anything, including people. They have been known to leave a funk in the home if crushed with a shoe or paper towel. It's possible that vacuuming them may also leave the secretion and its smell inside it. Gently removing them and releasing them outside is the best way to avoid the stink.

    Aside from indoor issues, Stink Bugs are foragers and roam from plant to plant, sucking the juices from produce leaving scars or open injuries that can rot the fruit. They can decimate a garden and are hard to control once an infestation is afoot.

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    Details of the:

    Category: True Bug
    Common name: Stinkbug
    Scientific Name: Chlorochroa rossiana

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Hemiptera
          Family: Pentatomidae
           Genus: Chlorochroa
            Species: rossiana

    Size (Adult, Length): 13mm to 18mm (0.51in to 0.71in)

    Identifying Colors: green, yellow

    Additional Descriptors: spot, flying, odor, smell

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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