I Don't Know His Name, but His Initials are P.U.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yesterday as I was walking my wife to her vehicle after work she noticed a couple of "beetle like" creatures hanging around her truck. The one pictured here was actually waiting for her right by the door handle. He had beady little eyes. I knew right away this guy was stalking her. We brushed him away as well as his buddy, then headed for home. After doing a little research this evening my wife found out his true identity. It's a Western Conifer Seed Bug, also known as a Stink Bug. I found this sort of interesting. Just the other day Abe at My Canon Photography Blog posted a stink bug that looks completely different. I guess "stink" does come in all shapes and sizes.

13 comments

  1. brian stout Says:

    watch out, he's prolly still stalking ya'll!! look at those eyes, he hasn't forgot!

  2. Beautiful macro.

  3. What a beautiful shot !! It is so colorful !! gGreat..Unseen Rajasthan

  4. He is very pretty. Love his coat of many colors--let's name him Joseph. I've only seen green Stink bugs.---That I knew about anyway. MB

  5. I really like this stink bug photo. He has some neat color and designs on his back.

  6. AB Says:

    Charming little beast. I like the spiffy red design.

  7. Small City: Joseph huh: I guess he looks like a Joseph. Certainly not a Bob or Bill.

    AB: Spiffy and stinky at the same time.

  8. Jacob Says:

    This is a wonderful photograph! Such terrific colors and so nice and sharp.

    He has a rather attractive design for being such a little stinker!

  9. tapirgal Says:

    The colors are wonderful - like art from South America or Africa. And the body's in focus. I call that part a miracle :)

  10. tapirgal Says:

    P.S. The stink bugs I saw growing up in California were solid black, more like cockroaches. I expect most anything could be called a stink bug if it meets the right qualifications ;)

  11. Jacob: It was tough getting him to hold still while I taped the stencil on him. ;-)

    tapirgal: It's funny you mention South America or Africa. A friend of mine through work called me today from Pennsylvania and told me it reminded him of Mexican or Aztec markings.

  12. Lois Says:

    We have them here too, but they are not quite as fancy!

  13. great shot! this is my kind of variety.
    nikonsniper steve

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