Subject: Kissing bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Williamsport Pennsylvania
Time: 10:17 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! We have brown stink bugs but this one is different. I was wondering if you could identify this for me? I was worried about it being the kissing bug. Thank you very much!
How you want your letter signed: Ashley
This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, one of the Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae. It is classified in the insect suborder Heteroptera, the True Bugs, along with Stink Bugs that are in the family Pentatomidae and Kissing Bugs that are in the family Reduviidae. Western Conifer Seed Bugs are native to the Pacific Northwest, but they began to noticeably increase their range beginning in the 1960s, possibly due to more and more people traveling for work or pleasure. Western Conifer Seed Bugs often enter homes to hibernate as the weather cools.