Western Conifer Seed Bug

Is this a type of Giant Twig Wilter bug?
May 1, 2010
I found this really weird looking bug on the beach today, it looked like it was African or something, not belonging originally from the USA….so I found your website and I saw a photo of a Giant Twig Wilter bug and it seems similar to that bug…can you please help me I am so curious to see what bug this is and where it possibly came form and originated. Thanks!
Robert Moses State Park Beach – Long Island, NY USA

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Hi Camille,
You have astute powers of observation.  This Western Conifer Seed Bug is a Leaf Footed Bug or Big Legged Bug in the family Coreidae, the same family as the Giant Twig Wilter.

2 thoughts on “Western Conifer Seed Bug”

  1. I keep finding more of these bugs in my house. I am freaking. Someone told me it’s a kissing bug? Maybe you can help. Thank you very much

    • Western Conifer Seed Bugs are classified in the same order as Kissing Bugs, so they share some similar anatomical features. Western Conifer Seed Bugs do not pose a threat to humans.


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