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Subject: Chris in Toronto/Boxelder?
Location: Toronto, Canada
November 29, 2012 10:31 pm
Hi.
Is this guy a boxelder?
I’ve been wondering for a while…the marking are a little different from other examples that I’ve seen.
Thanks.
Signature: Chris in Toronto

Small Milkweed Bug

Hi Chris,
This is a Small Milkweed Bug,
Lygaeus kalmii, from the Seed Bug family, not a Boxelder Bug, which is in the Scentless Plant Bug family.  While Boxelder Bugs are sometimes a harmless nuisance, the Small Milkweed Bugs get no complaints.

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