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)

Monday (27-February-2017) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Stink Bug.

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)

Sunday (16-February-2014) — New Jersey

Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The stink bugs keep coming into the house to escape the cold. This one was in the kitchen. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon Df and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Indoor Winter Nature. Image taken with a Nikon Df and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) and ring-flash. Image converted to B&W with Capture One 7 Pro. (David J Mathre)