Huge amount of bugs on rose bush.
May 27, 2010
There are hundreds of these appeared on one of my rose bushes. Can you tell me what it is and what I should do ? Is it harmful to my bush ?
Barbara W
Greenville, Texas 75401

Boxelder Bugs

Dear Barbara,
These are Boxelder Bugs, and other than them being numerous and an annoyance at times, they are harmless to your plants.  We have never heard of them aggregating on rose bushes, since they feed on the seeds of maple trees.  Perhaps they are just being opportunistic.

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