Yea, we have one like that, but its green and it stinks.
I wondered about these bugs. They have been trying to get into our house, collecting at the doorstep and around windows. Thanks for the warning on the odor. I haven't crushed any, generally try to respect bug life too, as long as they are not harmful.
Thanks Bob and Hilke for leaving a comment! These Box Elder Bugs often come in such numbers that it is impossible not to squish a few. I once had one in my office and squished it in a kleenex and it stunk up the whole office.
Oh goodness - that's what those things are... I generally try to evict them without harming them since I try to respect all creatures as much as I can. Now I'm glad I have... to stink up an office - yuck! Love your blog - your photos are great, and your bird list is amazing! Birding is definitely fun - I feel blessed to have so many feathered friends around here. Thanks for sharing yours!
hee hee..I think they are beautiful, would never want to squish one. :)