Subject: New bug outside
Geographic location of the bug: Northeast Pennsylvania
Time: 03:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
We found this bug recently after getting wood from our wood pile, now we are finding them all over our yard and pool deck. They appear flat, can be squished, move easily over skin, seem to like wood, are very small, brown and seem to almost be one piece as opposed to having legs.
How you want your letter signed: Tom
This is a Lace Bug in the family Tingidae, and though your image is lacking in clarity, it appears it might be an Elm Lace Bug which is pictured on BugGuide, or a Cherry Lace Bug which is also pictured on BugGuide. Of the genus that contains both, Corythucha, BugGuide notes: “Leaf feeders, most species have restricted food preferences” and “Some are considered pests.”