Subject: Can’t identify this bug
Location: Eastern San Francisco bay area California
September 30, 2016 8:17 pm
Found this big swimming in a child’s pool I use for my siberian husky. The husky had a severe allergic reaction to an insect bite, and I found this critter while trying to find what could have bite the husky. Thing it is of the leaf foot verity but not sure. Any thoughts?
This is an invasive Mediterranean Seed Bug, Xanthochilus saturnius, a species that according to BugGuide is: “native to Europe and the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (WA-CA) and now locally abundant.”