23 Sep '11, 3am

From @treehugger: Someone may have figured out what happened to all the stink bugs this summer.

From @treehugger: Someone may have figured out what happened to all the stink bugs this summer.

"Do you like my hat ?" Image credit:Flickr ,graftedno1 The web of life is such a wonder. Following the first US landing, in Allentown PA, of a successful breeding population of Chinese Stink Bugs, US Mid-Atlantic states were swarming with the damn things (see photo below). The Chinese Stinkers don't bite but they are large and medieval looking; and, when harassed or squashed they exude a horrid smell. Homes of rich and poor alike were infested day and night, upstairs and down, for three years running. Then this summer, suddenly, they nearly disappeared from the western suburbs of Philadelphia. I think I know at least one reason why there were fewer Chinese Stink Bugs this year: wolf spiders, like the one pictured above, ate them. Here's a photo of what the stinkers looked like in late summer of 2009. This was a pretty typical sight in late fall that year and next. When the...

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