Subject: Please ID!
Geographic location of the bug: NE Florida
Time: 06:14 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Please help us ID this bug! My 5 y/o is enamored.
How you want your letter signed: Sarah C
This is not a bug. It is two bugs that are enamored with one another. These are mating Rough Stink Bugs in the genus Brochymena based on this BugGuide image. and according to BugGuide: “recorded hosts include members of 18 plant families.” If your five-year old is enamored, perhaps this is a good time to begin that conversation about the birds and the bees and the stink bugs.