Subject: Beetle ID
Location: Yuba City, CA. N of Sacramento
July 2, 2013 10:04 pm
what kind of bugs are these?? They are all over my yard, and a few are in the house. they are about 3/8 – 1/2 inch
You have Mediterranean Seed Bugs, Xanthochilus saturnius, an invasive, exotic species that is, according to BugGuide: “native to Europe and the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (WA-CA) and now locally abundant” and “can be very abundant in grass seed fields in so. OR.” It was first reported in North America in 1994.
Great thanks…. So how do i get rid of them!!!
We do not provide extermination advice, and we tried unsuccessfully to find an agricultural fact sheet on them.