One-Year Ago (09-May-2016) — New Jersey

Indoor spring nature in New Jersey. A Brown Marmorated Stink Bug climbing one of my cactus. Difficult for it to get close enough to suck some sap from the cactus. Although this is not the first time I have observed stink bugs on my cactus plants.

 

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug climbing a cactus. Indoor spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810A camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 800, 60 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug climbing a cactus. Indoor spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810A camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 800, 60 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Today (18-April-2017) — New Jersey

After spending several days outdoors in the sun, the cactus flower closed. I brought it back inside. Next thing I knew there was a Stink bug sucking on the flower. I have read that Stink bugs are vegetarian, and have pictures of them on a grapefruit slice and on my cactus before.

Stink bug on an old cactus bloom. Indoor spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + SB-910 flash). (David J Mathre)
Stink bug on an old cactus bloom. Indoor spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + SB-910 flash). (David J Mathre)

Today (27-February-2017) — New Jersey

I was about to go to bed and saw this Stink Bug crawling up a wall. It was patient enough to allow me to take its picture. I then told it that spring was coming, and it really needed to go outside…

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens  (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/25 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/25 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens  (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/40 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/40 sec) and LED ring light (+3EV) (David J Mathre)

09-April-2013

Bugs of Spring

It is getting warmer. I actually started opening windows, and kept them open last night. It is great to air out the house after a long winter. On the down side, the large stink bugs have started coming out of hibernation. Maybe, I should have left the spider inside the house. In addition to the Stink Bugs, I also have Western Conifer Seed Bugs (thanks to Chris Mallory for the ID). Apparently, these also have a reputation to be stink bugs, but at least they are not the blood sucking Triatominae (which look similar)

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens  (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens  (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. (David J Mathre)

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Stink Bug? - Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens with a TC-E III 20 adapter (ISO 400, 210 mm, f/9, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)
Stink Bug? – Indoor Spring Nature. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens with a TC-E III 20 adapter (ISO 400, 210 mm, f/9, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Not a brown marmorated stink bug. (David J Mathre)

19-March-2012

Stink Bug

I have gone the entire winter and only saw a couple of Stink Bugs in the house. So tonight, while cooking dinner this Stink Bug decided to become a target while I was cooking dinner.

Just wondering if anyone is viewing my “Image of the Day” photoblog”. I have not posted anything for the last month, and didn’t get any feedback wondering where I was or if there would be more posts. The blog has been getting 20-40 spam messages a day to older posts, which I do not pass forward. At the same time, I have been posting images almost every day to Google+, mainly to various “Daily Photography Themes“. For these posts, I get many pluses (+) and comments. I am trying to figure out if there is a real audience to “My Image of the Day” photoblog. Please comment either to this blog or by e-mail (link upper right).

Stink Bug, Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/22, 1/60 sec) using a ring flash. (David J Mathre)

29-December-2008

Stink Bug Eating Florida Pink Grapefruit.

The stink bugs that recently invaded Pennsylvania have expanded into New Jersey. They come into houses during the winter to stay warm.  As seen here, they eat fruit, a pink grapefruit that I just brought back from Florida.

Stink Bug Eating Pink Grapefruit. Image taken with an Nikon D3 and 200  mm  f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/16, 1/60 sec, ring flash). (David J Mathre)
Stink Bug Eating Pink Grapefruit. Image taken with an Nikon D3 and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/16, 1/60 sec, ring flash).