Oct 15 2013

Breaking And Entering

Published by at 7:10 am under Insects, Fish, Frogs

Stinkbug on the falconcam (National Aviary falconcam at the University of Pittsburgh)

Look closely at the big dark blob near the top of this picture.

Ewwww.  It’s a brown marmorated stinkbug!

So many stinkbugs were searching for cracks to crawl into last weekend that one tried the falconcam and triggered this motion detection snapshot.

How many security cameras have taken stinkbug photos this month?

How many stinkbugs have broken in?

 

(snapshot from the National Aviary falconcam at the University of Pittsburgh)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Breaking And Entering”

  1. Kate St. Johnon 15 Oct 2013 at 7:15 am

    Interesting factlet from Virginia Tech about these invasive Asian bugs: They prefer habitats with invasive Chinese trees: ailanthus and paulownia. No wonder they’re in Pittsburgh! See: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2012/09/092012-cals-stinkbug.html

  2. Rob Protzon 15 Oct 2013 at 2:19 pm

    TYPO ALERT:

    “Look closely at the big dark blog near the top of this picture.”

    BLOB

    Freudian Slip???

    :)

  3. Kate St. Johnon 15 Oct 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Quite a Freudian slip. Thanks for catching it, Rob.

  4. Sheila McMillanon 16 Oct 2013 at 7:42 am

    We live in a rural section of Newark, DE, and they are a real problem. When I was pruning our Kousa Dogwoods, I realized they were covered with them. Yuck!

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