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Subject: Red bodied bug on ground next to maple tree
Location: Oveland Park, KS
June 4, 2014 10:04 pm
Dear What’s that bug,
There are hundreds of these bugs on the ground next to our Red Maple tree. The body is about 1/4 inch long. I would love to know what they are (and if they are helpful or harmful or neither).
Thank you and all the best,
Neal Schuster
Overland Park, KS
Signature: Neal Schuster

Boxelder Bug Nymph

Boxelder Bug Nymph

Hi Neal,
This is an immature Eastern Boxelder Bug, and they are often found in large aggregations.

Hi Daniel,
Thank you so much for your quick response.  I am a bug-fan and I always enjoy figuring out what they are.
Thank you for maintaining your site.  It’s fabulous.
All the best,
Neal Schuster

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oveland Park, Kansas

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