Ooopsy, I had a mis-ID on this fellow. He is a Leptoglossus oppositus, not an assassin beetle as thought. These guys eat fruit and actually do have a smell they emit if scared.
Ladybug VS Asian Beetle?
• Ladybug is the name of the main group, while Asian beetle is a species of the group.
• Asian beetles are usually larger than most of the ladybug species.
• Ladybugs are native to many parts of the world including Americas, but Asian beetles are native only to Asia.
• Asian beetles have an M or W shape on the pronotum but not in other ladybugs. The photo to the left is an Asian Beetle.
• Some ladybugs are herbivorous but Asian beetles are always voracious carnivores. Herbivorous ladybugs are more serous pests of agricultural crops than the Asian beetles that could contaminate some grapes.
Boxelder Bugs really like the south sides of homes because of their warmth.
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