Subject: mystery bathroom bug
Location: Midwest US
January 7, 2013 7:50 pm
Found this bug in my bathroom. Wondering what it is, and if I should worry that there are more or if it’s harmful? I live in the midwest. In an apartment.
This is a Whitecrossed Seed Bug, Neacoryphus bicrucis, and according to American Insects: “Over much of its range, this species is associated primarily with Ragwort, Senecio anonymus. Males attempt to hold and guard a territory, a cluster of flower heads. Females need access to these flower heads for feeding, mating, and ovipositing.” Many True Bugs seek shelter indoors to hibernate, and we suspect that might be the case with this individual. The Whitecrossed Seed Bug will not harm you or your apartment.