08.11.2021 Another Stinky

I take their word for it as I have never smelled one of these either.  I guess I would if I handled one but I don’t make a habit of handling insects.

Anchor Stink Bug-Stiretrus anchorago

Annual visitor to my Boneset. Although apparently a nectar feeder, these are predatory stink bugs and primarily prey on many insects including monarch caterpillars. 😦

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 08.11.2021 Another Stinky

  1. Todd Henson says:

    The different “painted” patterns on these types of insects always fascinate me.

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  2. A difficult name to live down but a handsome looking bug. Nice shots!

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Your stinkbug looks quite different from the kind that makes its home in our area. Our variety looks quite ugly and truly smells bad.

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  4. Nice Steve! Like the detail in the closeup image!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    It has a pretty pattern, but I’ll keep an eye out for them on my milkweed. Monarchs are safer in my glass enclosure, I guess. I launched my first adult this morning, a female. She was a beauty.

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  6. picpholio says:

    Maybe stincky but as Eliza said, a very nice patern !

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I never would have thought of this as a stink bug. It looks rather like a different insect I’ve photographed at least twice: once on a prickly pear flower and once on a Gaillardia. Unfortunately, I can’t remember its name and I can’t find its photo just now, so I’ll just admire yours.

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