Bug of the Month: December 2006 – Western Conifer Seed Bug

Winter migration of these into my house
What is this? It seems they come into my house located in Cumberland, Maine every winter. We also have them in Dover, NH but fewer. They seem to be some sort of harmless bug, maybe a form of grasshopper? Picture attached. Thanks

Hi Russell,
This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. It is native to the Pacific Northwest, but has migrated east over the last century. They often enter homes in the fall. We have decided to make this our featured Bug of the Month for December.

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