The balcony observer's 288th report- Harry's wand & fans (Erthesina fullo) 9/10 哈利的魔杖與粉絲

by Tsao T-F November. 14, 2020 300 views

【Harry's wand & fans, Yellow-spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo) 9/10 哈利的魔杖與粉絲-黃斑椿象】

You know, when the cat's away the mice will play. The stink bug (yellow-spotted stink bug) can enjoy Harry Potter's magic wand alone while birds, cicadas, and geckos are not at home.

俗話說:山中無老虎,猴子稱大王。當鳥,蟬,和壁虎都不在家時,臭蟲黃斑椿象可以獨享哈利波特的神奇魔法棒。

This morning a yellow-spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo) was staying on Harry Potter's magic wand (Jacaranda mimosifolia) on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. 這天早上,一隻黃斑椿象待在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

This morning a yellow-spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo) was staying on Harry Potter's magic wand (Jacaranda mimosifolia) on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. 這天早上,一隻黃斑椿象待在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

It raised its head and seemed to feel very proud. It is the only king here. 它仰起了頭,似乎覺得自己很神氣。它是這裡唯一的國王。

It raised its head and seemed to feel very proud. It is the only king here. 它仰起了頭,似乎覺得自己很神氣。它是這裡唯一的國王。

Yellow-spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo)

Erthesina fullo, commonly known as the yellow-spotted stink bug or yellow marmorated stink bug, is a species of stink bug in the family Pentatomidae. The name "stink bug" refers to their ability to release a pungent defensive spray when threatened, disturbed, or crushed. Although the name is not good, they are common visitors on my balcony. They can be seen almost throughout the year, so my balcony will not look lonely.

黃斑椿象(Erthesina fullo)

黃斑椿象,是椿象科中的一種臭蟲。之所以被叫“臭蟲”是因為它們在受到威脅,干擾或擠壓時會釋放出刺激性防禦噴霧(很臭?)。雖然名字不好聽,但他們是我陽台常客。幾乎一整年都可以看到它們的蹤跡,因此我的陽台不會顯得寂寞。

At noon, the sun was too bright. The yellow-spotted stink bug and its companion hid under Harry Potter's magic wand. 中午的時候,陽光變得太強了。這隻黃斑椿象和它的同伴躲到哈利波特的神奇魔法棒下。

At noon, the sun was too bright. The yellow-spotted stink bug and its companion hid under Harry Potter's magic wand. 中午的時候,陽光變得太強了。這隻黃斑椿象和它的同伴躲到哈利波特的神奇魔法棒下。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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The balcony observer's report- Wake up! Time to meeting. Yellow spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo)

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

We have tons of them here around spring. They are quite harmless and also I have never really smelled their odor even when I have caught them in my hand as they were climbing up inside walls, to release them out.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

You are right that they are quite harmless. Another stink bug called Tessaratoma papillosa, which is a major litchi (Litchi chinensis) pest that can be found on my balcony, however, is dangerous. 
https://www.photoblog.com/tsao/2017/07/04/the-balcony-observers-report-bug-tessaratoma-papillosa-li-zhi-chun-xiang/
Here, people breed an egg parasitoid wasp called "Anastatus japonicus" against Tessaratoma papillosa. But sometimes, the yellow spotted stink bug (Erthesina fullo) is sacrificed.
https://www.photoblog.com/tsao/2019/08/10/the-balcony-observers-168th-report-egg-parasitoid-wasp-anastatus-japonicus-stink-bug-killerping-fu-xiao-feng/

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Camellia Staab Replied to Tsao T-F 2 months ago

Thank you for all this new information ( new to me) and the links. As always quite interesting.

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R Kuerbovich 2 months ago

Thanks for the post Tsao, great macros and light but I agree with Yokai, I hate these bugs (and I have had plenty at home before...)

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Tsao T-F Replied to R Kuerbovich 2 months ago

Ha Ha, you are a honest man.smile

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Tsao T-F 2 months ago

Only with it comes to insects, otherwise i try to avoid such self-destructing behavior smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to R Kuerbovich 1 month, 3 weeks ago

smile

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Yokai - 2 months ago

I don't want to be friends with stink bugs, but these macro images are wonderful! +1

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Tsao T-F Replied to Yokai - 2 months ago

Thanks for the comment, Yokai.smile

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