They're bugs, and they stink, but they're not stink bugs

Jennifer Forman Orth alerts us that the stinky bugs now invading many homes around here are not true stink bugs but rather Western Conifer Seed Bugs, which, darn them, can also stink up the joint:

These bugs do release a "stinky" liquid when startled, but they are not related to true stink bugs.

She provides helpful closeup photos so you can tell the difference before you grab one with a paper towel or apply a shoe.

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