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Subject: Unknown Bug Spechie
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
April 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Good Afternoon Bugman,
I did some research to see if I could see what kind of bug my kitty brought me to show his catch. I do not know which part of the house he retrieved this bug from.
I was unsuccessful in finding the answer, but the similarities are between a kissing beetle and a soldier beetle ? Can you help me ?
Thank you have a nice day !!
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Western Conifer Seed Bug

This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, a species native to the Pacific Northwest that has expanded its range to include much of North America.  It is also recognized as an Invasive Exotic Species in Europe

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Subject: A bug I found outside last night on my trash can
Location: Tennessee
April 6, 2017 8:15 am
Can u please tell me what kind of bug this is? It was huge and everyone keeps saying assassin or kissing bug…but I don’t think it is…it looked like a huge stink bug…but I’ve never seen one this big!
Signature: Gina

Big Legged Plant Bug

Dear Gina,
This is a Big Legged Plant Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, probably Acanthocephala declivis which is pictured on BugGuide.  Big Legged Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs are both classified in the same suborder, Heteroptera, hence your observation regarding their similarities.

Thank u so much for the info…glad it wasn’t one of the other dangerous ones!!

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Subject: Brazil insect
Location: Ilha Grande – Rio de Janeiro
April 2, 2017 9:14 am
I found this insect in the morning, very close to a forest area here in Brazil on an island called “Ilha Grande” in Rio de Janeiro, it’s early autumn. Apparently he was not looking for anything special.
Signature: Paulo

Coreid Nymph

Dear Paulo,
This is an immature True Bug in the family Coreidae, a group commonly called Leaf Footed Bugs, Big Legged Bugs or Flag Footed Bugs because “hind tibiae in some have leaf-like expansions” according to BugGuide.  Your individual has expansions on the front legs as well.  It might be a nymph from the genus

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Subject: Some sort of aphid or ant?
Location: Birmingham Alabama
March 29, 2017 9:25 am
These guys hatched from a perfectly straight row of connected eggs. Each insect is about 1 centimeter long. This was on the inside widow ledge of my apartment in urban Birmingham Alabama.
Signature: Allison Martin

Hatchling Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Allison,
These are hatchling Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae, and most likely in the genus

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Subject: What is it
Location: Massachusetts
January 28, 2017 7:02 pm
I just can’t find what bug this is,
Signature: Greg

Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Dear Greg,
We are having a difficult time believing you found this immature Leaf Footed Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala in January in Massachusetts.

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Subject: Pennsylvania bug
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
January 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Washing dishes in my kitchen when this bug buzzed loudly across the room and dive bombed into the water. Water was hot so he didn’t make it. Never saw one before, abdomen has an odd concave shape. Black (or dark brown?) with yellow markings. What is this bug?
Signature: Debbie

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Debbie,
The Western Conifer Seed Bug is a species native to the Pacific Northwest that greatly expanded its range across North America beginning in the 1960s.  Western Conifer Seed Bugs often seek shelter indoors to hibernate when the weather cools, which is probably why you found it in your kitchen.

Thank you so much for your help!  I have been bombarded with “stink bugs” this year more than ever!!!  Asian lady bugs are everywhere as well. They are driving me crazy!!!!  So when this new looking bug landed in my sink, I thought, “Here we go again!”  Thank you for identifying it for me. I refer to your site often!  It’s a fantastic reference!!!
Btw….is there any kind of deterrent for any of the above mentioned bugs?  I do not want to spray to kill, I just wish I could discourage them out of our living space better. Our home is an 1815 farmhouse and we are trying to seal up as much as we can. Any advice would be helpful.
Again, thank you for the ID on the bug. I will continue to reference your very informative site!  Have a great day!

Hi again Debbie,
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, Multi-Colored Asian Lady Beetles and Western Conifer Seed Bugs are all introduced species in your area, and they probably have no natural enemies, hence their ability to proliferate, and they are most likely here to stay.  Short of sealing your house better, we cannot provide any additional deterrents. 

Thanks very much!  Then we will continue to do that!!  Again, j appreciate your help and will continue to enjoy your site!!!

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