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Subject: What is it?
Location: Brookings OR
January 3, 2016 3:16 pm
Haven’t seen this bug before.
Signature: John Boye

Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Dear John,
The color and markings on this Whitecrossed Seed Bug,
Neacoryphus bicrucis, are quite distinctive.  According to BugGuide, they are found in “Fields, meadows; adults come to light.”

Dan,
Many thanks for taking the time to reply! I’ll look for more info on him via the web.
Best Regards,
John Boye

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Subject: Need to know what kind of bug we have.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
January 4, 2016 5:13 am
We live in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have been getting bites on our arms and seeing these bugs on or bed. We think they are bed bugs but just want to make sure so we can approach it the correct way?
Signature: Curtis

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Curtis,
Regretably, this is a Bed Bug, and as you have learned, they bite people and suck blood, usually while the unsuspecting victim is asleep.

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Subject: Help: flying insect in home
Location: Michigan
January 3, 2016 6:07 pm
Hi bugman,
It is now winter in Michigan and I have killed at least 4 of these flying insects in my home. I live in the suburbs and my family and I cannot fathom what this bug is. We are thinking it is some kind of beetle. Can you help us here?
Signature: Worried homeowner

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug killed after entering home.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug killed after entering home.

The invasive, exotic Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is increasing in numbers and spreading across North America since being discovered in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s.  It enters homes when weather cools so that it can hibernate.  This is a serious threat to many commercial crops as well as plants grown in home gardens.

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Northern Illinois
December 30, 2015 11:00 pm
I have been seeing these bugs in my house for about the past month. It is December and I live in the northern part of Illinois. I want to identify the bug before I contact my landlord so any help you can give me would be appreciated.
Signature: Kimberly

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Kimberly,
While they are not dangerous to humans, pets or furnishings, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug can be quite a nuisance when they enter homes as the weather cools so that they can hibernate.  This is an invasive, exotic species that was first discovered near Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1998, according to BugGuide.  This non-native species from China is a general feeder, and according to BugGuide:  “Damage reported in the US to apples, pears, peaches, cherries, corn, tomatoes, peppers, soybean, ornamentals…” and “Highly polyphagous, reported on ~300 plant spp. in its native range; feeds mostly on fruit, but also on leaves, stems, petioles, flowers, and seeds. Damage typically confined to the fruiting structures.”

 

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Subject: What in the world is this?
Location: Ohio
December 12, 2015 9:47 am
Found this bug on my screen door- live in a rural area of Ohio. Has been in the 40’s for a few days but has recently warmed to the 60’s today. Along with all the flies coming out, I saw this. It is overcast and slightly rainy today. We near open farm fields, have a small pond, creek and small woods.
Signature: Jen

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Jen,
As winter sets in, our identification requests for Western Conifer Seed Bugs increase as they seek shelter from the cold weather by coming indoors.  This year much media coverage on Kissing Bugs has caused many folks to write us to clarify the identity of Western Conifer Seed Bugs that superficially resemble Kissing Bugs.

 

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Subject: What type of bug is this
Location: Pennsylvania
December 17, 2015 12:00 pm
I found this bug crawling on me today and i squished it and red blood came out. I’m not sure what type of bug this is i think it’s a bed bug and i need to know asap. Can u please help me identify it
Signature: Thank you rose

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Rose,
We are sorry to have to inform you that this is a Bed Bug.  This posting will go live while we are away from the office for the holidays.

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