Brown Stinkbugs eat plants. This one has it's proboscis in a
seedpod. The next brown
stinkbug is enjoying a firebush
I'm not even sure what this brown shield bug is. It looks very different
from the brown stink bugs I'm used to seeing, and it was HUGE in
It has a lot of red spikes behind it's eyes instead of the
point at each shoulder tip I'm used to seeing on my brown stink bugs.
Let's have a closer look:
Here's the whole bug, and it's a fun photograph. In the top left corner,
hetween the bug's antenna, you can see the reflection of my finger on
the corner of the camera.
I plucked the blade of grass I found the bug
on, and set it on a windowsill for better pictures (rather shocked that
it didn't fly off.) The bug surprised me by climbing right up the glass
(the screen is on the other side of the window.)
I have a lot of fuzzy brown stink bug pictures. They usually fly away
while I'm trying to photograph them. I'm quite glad this large one was
cooperative. It seems the best time to catch the smaller ones is when
they're eating. They don't seem to be able to yank their proboscis out
of the plant very quickly.
Test your powers of observation: One photograph on this page has two
brown stinkbugs in it. Did you find it as you scrolled through?