Monday, October 23, 2006

What Kind of Bug is This?

These brown creatures are showing up a lot lately inside. Sometimes they buzz and sometimes they don`t. They seem harmless so I`ve been just picking them up and putting them outside. Last night hubby took some pictures for me. He kept sitting on the black tiles and not showing up very well....the bug that is....not hubby. So he fixed up the background for me with his new picture skills. Hubby that is....not the bug.

One day one landed on my shoulder and without realizing it was there I squashed it.....yeah....right on my own shoulder. Splat. It smelled like pine. I can`t seem to identify them properly and ever since they showed up in this area about 10 years ago, I`ve been wondering what they were. They are about an inch long.

The ceiling is finally finished and I decided to stain the boards up there brown to match the ones in the front room. Not sure whether to put all the baskets back up. They are such dust collectors, but maybe. Pictures will follow when it`s all finished. Wallpaper stripping needs doing and thinking about the walls, and then actually doing it all.

9 comments:

Ms Charity Case said...

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UKBob said...

Good day to you Tea. I don't know what your bug is - all I know is that you can keep it!! Sorry!

Old Man Rich said...

Did you know there are more species of beetle than any other type of animal? In fact, there are more species of beetle than all the other species of animal put together. By a lot. Freaky Huh?

SombraKnight said...

I did some research for you.

The Western conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) was first observed in Connecticut in 1985. Its original range was confined to the western third of North America along the Rocky Mountain chain. It was first identified in 1910 and has since, expanded its range eastward. The insect is a household nuisance because it has the habit of entering buildings to over winter as adults. When in a building, it will not feed or cause damage to fabrics, woods or any other articles within the home. It is simply using the home for shelter from cold weather.

Christine said...

ew.

*tryin not to pass out*

cityfarmer said...

EEEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!!!!
bugs and me don't mix...he's especially ugly...how are you lately?

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Thanks for the info SombraKnight! This bug has been driving me crazy trying to figure out what he is.

FarmgirlCyn said...

We've been getting a lot of 'stink" bugs lately. i think they are also known as "squash bugs". They stink when you squash them, but since I try not to do that, I am not sure what they smell like when squashed!

Anonymous said...

I, too thought it looked like a stink bug, but since you said it smelled like pine, Sombraknight's assessment sounds bang-on.