Please identify this beetle for me, thanks!
This beetle is very prolific at our home in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico from late summer to present. We are at 7300′ altitude and have not had a hard freeze or snow yet. I can’t keep these guys from getting into my house. They emit a foul smelling substance when disturbed. Please let me know anything you can. Is it a mesquite bug or a biting bug? It buzzes when it flies and has dark bands on it’s abdomen. Thanks!

Hi Tammy,
The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. It is an introduced species that has become very wide spread in about 20 years. They are seeking shelter from the winter by moving into your home. Here is a site with more information.

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