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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Sep 30, 2013.
All over the place by the wood piles
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Do they hop?
Do they chirp?
that is a stink bug. I do not think their presence is related to the firewood.
IDK what thy are but, they are not Crickets
Stink bugs are brown and stink.....lol
I think your right, I just noticed them a lot cuz I was working out there
I don't think so......
The big thicker legs signal that it is in the grasshopper family, they are jumpers.....cricket
I stepped on that one in the pic didn't smell any thing but wasn't trying to sniff the bug
Ha..... Then it's not a stink bug for sure, because they stink....
Oh by the way killing a cricket is bad luck, so I'm told.....
There was no hopping going on
Maybe they are not stink bugs
Brown stink bug adult
Not a stink bug but an Assassin bug or wheel bug. Very beneficial and eat pesty bugs. They will stick or bite if handled.
I always move them to a safe spot if I can. They don't chase like a bee or wasp so you're safe.
Ok , I won't step on any more
Do they eat ants n spiders ?
Yes. They are top dog or bug out there in the insect world. I wouldn't pet them though.
Split up some ant wood the other day ,ants poured out, they must be after all those ants
Looks like a member of the Assassin Bug family....
I think it's a "kissing bug" (assassin bug, as mentioned above). Those are killed on site at my house. Chagas disease or no, they're not welcome (and I'm down with spiders and centipedes lurking around).
Western conifer seed beetle. https://www.google.com/search?q=western+conifer+seed+bug&safe=off&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=B0ZKUrijAdOp4APi5YCIAw&ved=0CD8QiR4&biw=1024&bih=671&dpr=1
We have hordes of one or the other here in Dayton. Wife believes they're used by farmers, and I've heard that story about lady bugs. Once upon a time, a pest guy mentioned that every year is a bumper crop for something...
looks like a pine seed bug
pine seed bug for sure. A real PIA too. They love to get in the house. Do not bite, but emit a very pungent odor. Pick em up by their antenna and flush!
We have always called them pine bugs. They seem to be worse in the fall but usually don't harm anything that we are aware of. They will get into any little crack or crevise for sure. If they get into the house, and they will, you can get them out in two ways without any smell. Get hold of their feelers and carry them outdoors or simply let them crawl onto a finger and take them outdoors. But if you don't handle them right or step on them, they can indeed smell really strong with a sort of strong pine smell.
Exactly right. I swear they will find a way in no matter how small a crack or opening. I have lifted a tarp in the middle of January and found them kind of semi hibernating. Our lord created a few undesirables. Guess it's all in his plan.