1. lakitha tolbert says

    I don’t know what it is either but I’ve seen a couple of these in my house. My brother calls them stink bugs. He says they have a reputation for smelling bad, but that may just be his excuse for killing them.

  2. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin has tentatively identified this as an under-ripe cheese of the queso de Cabrales variety — you know it’s under-ripe by the greening (ripe cheeses are blued), and is a Cabrales-like cheese from the shape of the fins. The characteristic black-ish spot will meld with the green and turn blue as the cheese ripens,

    A popular misconception is the vaguely leaf-ish appearance is the traditional maple leaf wrapping — and the nibbles of the local walruses (as can be seen in the picture) enhance that misconception — but that covering is done only after the cheese is caught cleaned killed and slightly aged. This is a fresh wild and probably roaming free cheese, she says, but too immature to make good eating (as you can tell from the fact the walruses didn’t eat much (a rare example of common sense from a walrus, she says)).

    Exceptionally ripe Cabrales, she says, practically glow blue and are best handled by experts: They require specialist equipment to eat.

  3. Onamission5 says

    Google says species is likely Brown Marmorated stink bug, one of the true bugs. This one is an invasive species.

    We get invasions of similar stink bugs when summers are warm and go long into the fall. They like to come indoors and overwinter in places like the hems of curtains and if one forgets to check them hem before washing, the smell will permeate everything. Being smelly is quite a good survival skill! It’s the only bug our pets won’t eat-- well, the malamute tried a couple times but he learned his lesson eventually.

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