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Boxelder bug (nymph)

Boisea travittata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Identified by Jellis. Pictures taken with iPhone 5.

1 species ID suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 2 years ago
boxelder bug
Boisea trivittata

2 Comments

restlessblue
restlessblue 2 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Jellis. :)

LivanEscudero
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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