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Old 10-11-2016, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Hilarity N. Suze View Post
So what's going on here? Why is the internet telling me these bugs are recent immigrants?
Most likely because the people who posted the information have no idea what they are talking about.

As you already know, "stink bug" is the common name for members of a family (or several families) of insects. There are thousands of species, many of them native to North America.

I see that nearly all the first few pages on Google on "stink bug" are devoted to the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, which probably gives some people the impression that it is "the" stink bug.