The Mystery Of The Helicopter In My Room
July 15, 2017 6:48pm CST
The baby on the left is a moth. A tiny one, I know. I thought it was her making all this noise, buzzing like a helicopter and hitting the walls like a loony. I switched the lamp on and found out it was a stink bug (pic on the right). To be specific, halyomorpha halys, humanly called "brown marmorated stink bug". Also called "asian stink bug", it comes from the far east, was accidentally introduced and found in the US in Semptember 1998. In Italy, it was found in September 2012. Tonight, it was found in my room. They usually come at home in autumn, so I didn't expect her visit. The most common stink bug we have here is the Palomena prasina, humanly called "green shield bug". It's different from the North American green stink bug, I don't know why. Feel free to tell me which stinky bugs you have in your countries, if we really need to discuss. We all agree they're annoying. And... is it obvious my mosquito net is broken? Photos taken by me, with my iPhone (buy iPhone buy iPhone buy iPhone). Info taken from Wikipedia.
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@JolietJake Are the brown ones patterned like the one in the picture? I was wikipeding further and saw we also have Nezara Viridula, another green stink bug that turns brown in winter. It comes from Africa, therefore it enjoys warmer weather. I have seen more brown than green, but now I think that's because of this other species, the Nezara.
• Genova, Italy
I do not recognize the insects, I do not give them importance. Only when they "bite" will literally bother me! The most common ones, are mosquitoes! I would never allow any bug to swipe on the keyboard! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your IPhone makes awesome pictures, what version is it? My brother has 5S
Mosquitoes are also noisy, especially when they get close to the ears, I cringe. They were attracted by the keyboard because my laptop was the only source of light. It's an iPhone 4S, not the latest version, but I'm happy with its photo quality.
• United States
I know we have stink bugs here in Northeastern Pa but I haven't seen one in a long time. I think its been a few years, ofcourse I'm not much of an outdoors person so the chances of me seeing one are slim. But I remember what they look like, I recognized it as soon as I saw your picture.
@cahaya1983 Stinky bugs simply have the shape and dimension of the example I posted, but they can come in different colors. Flies can be very annoying, indeed. I'm not sure we have the flood ones, but we have plenty of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and a few houseflies that can be noisy as well. Nothing is worse than mosquitoes though.