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Subject: Bright red/orange just hatched
Location: West county, St Louis, MO
May 29, 2016 7:49 am
We found these on a chair outside this morning. They seem to take the shape of an assassin type bug or an ant of some sort. They hatched out of an egg sac about 3 inched long in a straight line.
Signature: Joe

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Dear Joe,
Hatchlings can be difficult to identify correctly, but we believe these are Leaf Footed Bugs from the family Coreidae.

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

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Subject: Eastern Blood Sucking Conenose?
Location: Crousetown N.S. Canada
May 25, 2016 7:08 am
I have seen a few of these around our yard and home and i was wondering what it is. It looks like a Conenose but i can’t find any information about them living in our area.
Signature: Chris

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Chris,
This harmless Western Conifer Seed Bug is frequently confused for the Eastern Blood Sucking Conenose Bug because they are both True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera.  See BugGuide to verify our identification.

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Subject: Orange and Red Insects, over a larger insect. Beetles possibly?
Location: Anahuac, Texas
May 21, 2016 8:00 pm
First of all, I discovered your site many years ago and I love it!
Secondly, my sister sent me this photo and I referred her to whatsthatbug.com and she told me to do it because there were too many bugs on your site. LOL
I checked out the bugfinder site and though it listed 43 bugs, none of them seemed even remotely close to these bugs. All I can tell you is she was in her backyard and discovered this on her one of her plants and took a photo. They are orange /red and black insects with spots and there is even a larger bug that is a brownish color, underneath these colorful bugs. It is currently Springtime and the photo was taken on Wesnesday, May 18, 2016 at around noon, in Anahuac, Texas.
What exactly are these bugs and are they harmful to pets or people?
Thanks so much!
Signature: Katrina

Immature Leaf Footed Bugs

Immature Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Katrina,
Thanks so much for the compliment, and we agree that upon a first visit to our site, the currently 22,101 postings can appear quite daunting, but knowing a category helps immensely with identification.  These are True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera, and they are Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae.  They are all immature specimens.  Adults are winged.  We believe your species is in the genus
Leptoglossus, and your individuals resemble the individual in this BugGuide image, also from Texas, that is identified as Leptoglossus phyllopus.

Thank you so much! I will let my sister know!
Best regards,
Katrina

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Subject: Strange little bug
Location: Eastern North Carolina
May 13, 2016 10:02 am
Found these bugs next to front door handle. There were three of them about the size of a tick. Thought at first it was a spider but only six legs. They look like they may have just hatched out cause there are what look like egg sacks next to them. Found them yesterday at about 04:00 PM on a sunny afternoon and the temperature was around 80.
Signature: Brian

Immature Leaf Footed Bugs

Immature Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Brian,
These are immature Leaf Footed Bugs, and based on this BugGuide image, we are very confident they are
Acanthocephala terminalis.

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Subject: Found in Markham, Ontario
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
May 4, 2016 5:09 pm
What is this bug?
Signature: Kevin Alves

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Kevin,
Because they frequently enter homes to hibernate, Western Conifer Seed Bugs are one our our most common identification requests.

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Subject: What is this
Location: Hillsdale, Michigan
April 25, 2016 5:42 am
This bug was crawling in my sons college house in southern central Michigan – approximately 15 miles from the Ohio line. Can you identify it?
Signature: Mama Chase

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Mama Chase,
This Western Conifer Seed Bug probably sought shelter indoors when the weather cooled to hibernate, which is why they are frequently found in homes and other buildings.  This is a harmless species.

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