My brother got it! A perfect match. He’s studying horticulture at SUNY Delhi. I’m so proud of him.
Western conifer seed bugs are sometimes mistakenly identified as Stink bugs due to the unpleasant aroma they emit when disturbed.
In the northern parts of its range, these bugs start to move about widely by September or so to seek crevices for overwintering; they may become a nuisance in areas with extensive conifer woods as they will sometimes enter houses in considerable numbers.