Friday, July 6, 2012

friday's fringe - 12 (stinky)




a 'stink bug' nymph clinging to a couple of dried pine needles



every friday. one of my nature shots.
(with an occasional 'morph' tossed in now and then)




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    1. i never noticed a 'stink'...but supposedly they DO...stink that is! :)

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    2. They only stink if you touch them. And they don't spray on you or anything, but they do leave a pungent residue. Not rotten-smelling, but still not pleasant.

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    3. yeah...thanks cindy...now that i think about it...you're so right! one of these days i might have to try to touch one...just to smell their stink! ha!

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  2. I have always wondered why they call it stink bug but never had the nerve to touch it and find out:) B

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  3. Very nice picture. I tried taking a picture yesterday of an interesting insect. However, our weather has been so humid as soon as I took my camera out of our air conditioned house, the lens steamed up so bad I couldn't get a picture!

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    1. that happens to me a lot...sometimes i just can't get that picture...the lens keeps fogging up!

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  4. I was wondering what was in store when I read "stinky." Never can tell with you, girl. Lol!! That stink bug nymph is pretty cute.

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  5. Gorgeous photo. I remember the first time I encountered one of these, in a classroom during the first week at a new teaching gig. One of the students thought he would be gallant, and smashed it with a book. Gallant indeed! The whole hall stunk for nearly a month!

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    1. yikes!! kind of like a STINK BOMB, eh? or like a skunk?!!

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  6. That is a great picture. Imagine being called a stinky bug - poor thing, lol.
    I've never heard of them before - maybe we don't get them here in Scotland - thank goodness. :)

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  7. I'm glad you showed me what one looks like so I'd know never to touch one should I ever travel south again (in my dreams, I suppose). Kind of cute, really. :)
    Love the first quote!!! True! True!

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  8. I wonder if she goes around saying, "I may stink, but look at my pretty spots." Great pic!

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    1. yeah, she IS pretty...and there are so many different stink bugs...i wonder if each different kind...has a different unique STINK??!! :)

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  9. It's like the tricerotops of bugs!!! That is one nice detailed macro! They do stink and my cats usually get sprayed:) because there is a funky smell in the room:)

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    1. ok...so THAT'S what milo is stinking from...

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  10. Laura, I have not seen many lately but we have had our fair share of stink bugs here. Great shot, hope you are having a great weekend.

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  11. A good start for next week as well. I love 'em.

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  12. So Nice this bug was.
    Wilhelmsen You a Great summer.
    From Hilda

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  13. Hi Laura, cool photo, and the little stinker appears to be illuminated! I heard in some areas of the country they are plentiful this year. I've only seen one...gag! Don't want to get close enough to smell one tho! Nice Friday Fringe, lil' lady!!! xxoo

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  14. Our versions of these guys are incredibly stinky - especially if you get one in the house and then it decides to perfume the air -- yuuck revolting!

    Beautiful photograph, though :D

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  15. Love your bug macro (I didn't smell a darn thing)! And as well the lovely nature shots that you included in the above post, I forgot to say anything about them.

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  16. I hate...hate...hate Stink Bugs...did I tell you that a bunch made their way from VA in the trailer?! I think I got them all though...I show no mercy when it comes to them!...:)JP

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