This is a very common stinkbug throughout North America, feeding on a wide variety of ornamental and agricultural plants, including fruit trees, many row crops, and many ornamentals and native plants. Females deposit their eggs on the underside of leaves in double rows of a dozen or more eggs. There is a single generation each year in the cooler northern states and two generations in southern regions. When disturbed they release foul smelling fluids from glands on the underside of their thorax. Adults overwinter and mate in spring. Development from egg to adult takes just over one month.
Contact insecticides applied to infested plants will kill these stinkbugs.