This insect with a rough brownish shell showed up on potatoes at a friend's house in Vermont. I've looked around in books and online and can't find anything that's an exact match. Current control strategy is knocking them into a can of soapy water. (My friend hasn't said anything about them making a stink when removing them.)
Update via email:
Yes, I've had a couple fly away. Though they're very slow to get moving (i.e. very easy to get into the soapy water first). They're really stuck to the leaves, so I have to really scrape them off the leaf. You can't see in the pic, but they leave big round holes (size of pencil eraser at their biggest).