Help me ID bug in Chicagoland area
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 1:17 PM
One of these appears about every 7-10 days in a second floor bathroom. It’s now the dead of winter and I saw a few more of them in late fall. Can you help identify? It is about 1 inch long. Thanks
Northeern Kane County IL

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear TW,
The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, is a harmless creature that seeks shelter indoors when the weather turns colder.  Interestingly, in the past 30 years, this species has undergone tremendous range expansion from its native Pacific Northwest to include much of Canada and the northern portions of teh Eastern and Midwestern U.S.

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