Western Conifer Seed Bug I think
Hi Dan and Lisa,
Joanne from near Chicago, again. Could you confirm this is a Western Conifer Seed Bug? I didn’t get too close ‘cuz honestly, it was looking at me and freaking me out. I saw it near Oswego, Illinois. Thanks, and I’ve linked you an my Facebook page, too!
Near Oswego, Illinois
Your identification of the Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, is correct. According to BugGuide’s data, the species has spread from the Pacific Northwest to fully half of the continental U.S. Also known as the Pine Seed Bug, the Western Conifer Seed Bug is in the family Coreidae, the Big Legged Bugs or Leaf Footed Bugs, so named because of their unusually shaped hind legs.