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Monday, January 28, 2013

where have you been all my life ...

Halyomorpha halys
the brown marmorated stink bug, or simply the stink bug, is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, and it is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.  
Wikipedia (so you know it's true!)

it's nothing personal, but I do not recall ever seeing or hearing about these bugs until in the last year.
"Stink Bug" - I am pretty sure I would remember that.
They crawl.  They fly.  They land where every they dang well please cause nobody,
and I mean NO BODY
wants to gather them up and dispose of them.
Plus it is not like they are just here or there - they are every where.
Supposedly their first appearance in the US was in the 1990s in Allentown, PA.
and apparently they live to destroy crops.
so seriously, what the crap - get out of my house.  
I have no live plants and you are not welcome to taste my fruit
(don't mess with a lady on a diet)

after a couple of pictures this one was sentenced to death, gently wrapped in tissue, 
and is now sleeping with the fishies (so to speak).

I know that everyone's day is now complete with this knowledge. 
no problemâ!
you are welcome!


  1. I had no idea THAT was a stink bug - learn something new every day!

  2. Do they stink?
    I've heard of stink weed which I think smells sort of garlic-y...not all that obnoxious to me. Now, you've got me wondering what a stink bug smells like.

  3. They do stink too!!! you have me smiling ear to ear!

  4. I feel educated! And I hope they don't like our cold winters here in Montana so will stay away from my house!

  5. UGH...the dreaded Stink Bug. I didn't realize they first appeared in Allentown! No wonder I have so many stinkin' stink bugs. Mine always meet a burial by sea....the toilet.