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Boxelder bug (nymph)

Boisea travittata


My mom was hiding eggs on easter Sunday and said that these started swarming when she set an egg down on the ground. There were dozens and dozens of them.


Under fallen leaves on a wide, grassy space right next to a lake. The grass was very short there and is mowed often. Trees and thick undergrowth surround it.


Identified by Jellis. Pictures taken with iPhone 5.

1 species ID suggestions

Jellis 2 years ago
boxelder bug
Boisea trivittata


restlessblue 2 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Jellis. :)

LivanEscudero 2 years ago

Those are the nymphs ( juvenile stage ) of some sort of true bug; they are not beetles. I don't know ID off the top of my head.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.82, Long: -97.42

Spotted on Apr 16, 2017
Submitted on Apr 17, 2017

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