A while ago, when the stink bugs started waking up from their winter snooze, I wrote about how officials think this will be a bad year for the dratted things.
At the time, another similar insect was showing up in my house. It was longer, slightly bigger and somewhat more "dinosaur" looking, with big hind legs.
Turns out that a Cornell Cooperative Extension agent, Dave Thorp, came across the article and generously offered a potential identification.
"Might your other brown insect be western conifer seed bug?" he wrote in an email. "If so, you likely have cone-bearing conifers within view from your house."