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Stink Bug Haven

We hung a pine-cone wreath beside the back door (a.k.a. the only door we use), replacing a Welcome sign painted on a slate tile. Of course, the tile had long provided a sheltered spot against the house siding:

Marmorated Stink Bugs and Spiders

Marmorated Stink Bugs and Spiders

Reports from the garden suggest Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs aren’t as damaging as they once were, perhaps because something has developed a taste for them.

We hope whatever it might be eats well this year.

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  1. #1 by Vedran on 2019-01-07 - 08:32

    Are there two spiders in the shot a well?

    • #2 by Ed on 2019-01-07 - 16:04

      At least!

      I think all the white fluffy things are spider egg containers, so the slate has protected hundreds of teensy spiders. Surely, some grew up and never left home!

      • #3 by Vedran on 2019-01-08 - 12:34

        I’m surprised they don’t find stink bugs tasty :)

        • #4 by Ed on 2019-01-08 - 14:45

          A stink bug probably resembles a boulder more than a meal to all but the largest spiders: those things are huge.

          That said, we’ve seen a medium spider apparently dissolving a webbed-up stink bug, so there’s hope.

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