Wednesday (18-January-2017) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Western Conifer Bug.

I originally thought these were Stink Bugs, which also try to come indoors once the temperatures drops outside. They have similar colors, but the Western Conifer Bug is more elongated. I do wonder if the Conifer Bug is the reason many of my pine trees died, and had to be removed. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash.

Western Conifer Bug. Indoor winter nature in New Jersey. The bugs think it is too cold outside... Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash. (David J Mathre)
Western Conifer Bug. Indoor winter nature in New Jersey. The bugs think it is too cold outside… Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (13-January-2007) — Florida.

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Western Conifer Seed Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/20, 1/60 sec). Not a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug!

Western Conifer Seed Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/20, 1/60 sec). Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)
Western Conifer Seed Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/20, 1/60 sec). Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)
Western Conifer Seed Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/20, 1/60 sec). Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)
Western Conifer Seed Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/20, 1/60 sec). Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)