Boxelder Bug

Subject: Unknown true bug
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas
December 7, 2013 8:28 am
These guys have been very common around and occasionally in my house especially in the fall. We live in a subdivision but our backyard is surrounded by forest. This guy and another were dead on my front windowsill by December 6. I feel like I saw live ones during a recent warm snap. Today the temperature was as low as one degree F. This may be why they are dead now.
Signature: Adam Schaffer

Boxelder Bug
Boxelder Bug

Dear Adam,
We often get reports of Eastern Boxelder Bugs,
Boisea trivittata, like the one in your photograph entering homes to hibernate when the weather cools down.  Boxelder Bugs are benign creatures, but they can make a nuisance of themselves if they are plentiful.  See BugGuide for additional information on Eastern Boxelder Bugs.

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