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A Bug in Ottawa
First time across the site but I’m impressed! Awesome! My father found this bug in our basement. I’ve seen a few of these before in our area (Ottawa, Ontario). I don’t mind beetles unless they’re harmful to trees. We know it’s not a pine beetle but could you determine what it is? Oh yeah, it’s about 1/4" to 3/8" long.
Greg
P.S. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures but I’ve see another beetle similar to this one but slightly skinnier but same length. Could you give some possibilities? I’ll try to get some pictures when they seem to come out in droves.

Hi Greg,
This is a predatory stink bug, the Two-Spotted Stink Bug, Perillus bioculatus. We suspect, due to the inclusion of the word “droves”, that your unpictured insect is a Boxelder Bug.

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