Thank-you for the id. After a little online reading, it turns out they do cause several problems, so I guess I'll hold my breath the next time I find one in the garden.
I'm in SE Michigan and luckily he was the only one I found, so I don't think there's an infestation (yet). I do wonder if it wasn't responsible for the hole/tear in the petal above it in the photo.
BTW the fall isn't torn in the first photo, it was very recurved for what I expected from an MDB.
--- In email@example.com, "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...> wrote:
> Brock -- You've got a stink bug there, and if you squash him, he will. What part of the country are you in? They're a problem in Virginia this year. -- Griff