Thursday (07-November-2019) — New Jersey

Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey.

In addition to the Stink Bugs and Asian Lady Beetles, it looks like I have some Western Conifer Seed Bugs coming into the house as the temperatures outside are dropping.

Western Conifer Seed Bug on an Arugula leaf. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 160, 80 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Western Conifer Seed Bug on an Arugula leaf. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 160, 80 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Western Conifer Seed Bug on an Arugula leaf. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 160, 80 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Western Conifer Seed Bug on an Arugula leaf. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 160, 80 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (71.6 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy all day plus rain. Overall a net deficit of 57.5 kWh.

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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)

Tuesday (09-April-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

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)

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