Subject: Kissing bug?
Location: Solon Iowa
December 1, 2015 10:44 am
Found this one hanging out by my door I was thinking it was just a harmless assassin bug because I am located in the middle of Iowa and haven’t heard of the dangerous kissing bug making it to Iowa. Could you comfirm for me which it is?
Signature: to Curious Bug Lover
Dear Curious Bug Lover,
This is a harmless Western Conifer Seed Bug, one of the Leaf Footed Bugs. It is NOT a Kissing Bug which is an Assassin Bug.