Mediterranean Seed Bug

Subject: Beetle ID
Location: Yuba City, CA. N of Sacramento
July 2, 2013 10:04 pm
what kind of bugs are these?? They are all over my yard, and a few are in the house. they are about 3/8 – 1/2 inch
Signature: Scott

Mediterranean Seed Bug
Mediterranean Seed Bug

Dear Scott,
You have Mediterranean Seed Bugs,
Xanthochilus saturnius, an invasive, exotic species that is, according to BugGuide:  “native to Europe and the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (WA-CA) and now locally abundant” and “can be very abundant in grass seed fields in so. OR.”  It was first reported in North America in 1994.

Great thanks…. So how do i get rid of them!!!

We do not provide extermination advice, and we tried unsuccessfully to find an agricultural fact sheet on them.

2 thoughts on “Mediterranean Seed Bug”

  1. If anyone knows how to get rid of these Mediterranean seed bugs please let me know, they are taking over my yard and my house. …..ewww!


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