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Old 02-02-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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This one was flying around, seeming as big as a bumblebee, then he found a hiding place on a lace curtain panel. I took his pic and left him there. Does anyone have an ID?

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #2
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I think it's an invasive brown marmoted stinkbug from asia! I may be wrong though.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Species Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - BugGuide.Net
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Thanks, recurve! I thought stinkbug so I was on the right track!

So he's a bad guy. Now, what should I do with him? Put him outside to freeze or what?
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These miner bees (Andrena sp. I think...) are in a cluster of maybe 30 or more. The ground was bare last year, but in August I covered it with wood chips and compost. Hopefully they are emerging from the ground and mating, and not desperately looking for their old nesting grounds.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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holy cow sage. You are extremely lucky to just be discovering stink bugs now. They are everywhere here. When I haven't worn a coat in a while I always check it for stinkbugs. They love to hide everywhere. They were getting in between the glass layers of my microwave door. How in the world did they do that?
Very cool rockerboo. I'm not familiar with those bees.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:09 PM   #7
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spring time insects are out

Greater bee fly
Species Bombylius major - Greater Bee Fly - BugGuide.Net

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Colorado potato beetle
Species Leptinotarsa juncta - False Potato Beetle - BugGuide.Net

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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I saw this millipede in the garden today. Quite a large and impressive guy.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #9
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linrose, looks like a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xystodesmidae. Pretty cool looking! Never seen one so big.

They are found across the northern hemisphere, with peak diversity in the Appalachian Mountains, where one-third of the 300 or so species occur.[2]
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:41 AM   #10
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Yes, I think it is Apheloria virginiensis, maybe v. corrugata that is found here in Kentucky. I'm no entomologist so I have no idea.

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