I don’t have a picture of a full grown stink bug, but I found a couple a nymphs hanging around on some leaves in my back yard. Personally, I think the nymphs are a lot prettier than the adults anyways.
The stink bug gets its name from the foul smelling secretion it emits as a defense mechanism when disturbed . I’ve “disturbed” quite a few of these guys and haven’t ever smelled anything, so either it isn’t very strong to the human nose, or I’m just not that threatening of a person.
The stink bug can damaging to crops (they suck plant juices), but certain members of the Pentatomidae family are also beneficial as they are natural predators of japanese beetles and other pest insects.