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My husband has found a few of these bugs around the house and is concerned as to what they are? We live in Connecticut.

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Amy,

This is the brown marmorated stink bug. They are a relatively new nuisance pest that is very similar in behavior to the more common boxelder bugs (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/boxelder.html). Also, if you google the name you'll find an excellent bulletin from Penn State Univ.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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