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Old 10-11-2016, 02:38 PM
Trinopus Trinopus is offline
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Location: San Diego, CA
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I just Googled "California Stink Bug" and followed some links to this reference. They call it a "Dentate Stink Beetle" and these guys have been around in southern California all my life (and I ain't young.) The reference also calls them "Darkling Beetles," a term I've never heard applied to them.

When you irritate 'em, they elevate their posterior and release a musky scent that's really only mildly unpleasant. They also bite.