The stink bugs’ stink is a defense mechanism that it can emit that keeps potential predators away.

If you like this stink bug and want to see more images of Patio Life, please view the Patio Life gallery.

Patio Life will be exhibiting at the Olympus InVision Photo Festival in Bethlehem, PA from November 1-24, 2019!

This festival is a month-long celebration featuring photography and photo-based arts with presentations from artists, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and panel discussions. I will be giving a presentation Saturday, November 2 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm and teaching a macro workshop, Sunday, November 3 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The Patio Life exhibit features over 20 large format reproductions of insects, the Patio Life book, a 4 x 6 foot map and identification guide of where over 60 insects were photographed in the back yard.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insecta
Order: True Bugs (Arineae)
Family: Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae)

Genus: Halyomorpha
Species: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

 

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