Saturday, October 24, 2015

October Bugs

Temps are falling and Bugs are appearing ;(
Lady Bug
Ladybugs appear as half-spheres, tiny, spotted, round or oval-shaped domes.
They have short legs and antennae.

Asian Lady Beetle
As Indian summer bathes the eastern United States, Asian Lady Beetles have begun looking for a winter home.
This Asian cousin of the benign, beloved ladybug has transformed domestic life in rural and suburban regions from Louisiana to Canada, intruding on the peace -- and the attics, curtains and nostrils -- of a significant swath of the nation.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania. It was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.
As of January 2015, Halyomorpha halys has been recorded in 49 counties, although it is probable that they are in all counties:
It is also recorded from many other states such as:
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia

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  1. Hello Gayle, I do not mind the ladybugs but those stinkbugs are awful. Great images and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. have heard some bloggers in virginia bemoaning those terrible stink bugs in the past.

  3. Hi Gayle, those Asian lady beetles are certainly much less gentle than our natives. Did you know they actually will bite if you hold them? Speaking from experience here... :-)

  4. Excellent photos Gayle, we have the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Ontaio too.

  5. Stinkbugs are thick around here...


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