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Western Conifer Seed Bug

Leptoglossus occidentalis

Description:

About 18-20 mm in length, colored as shown.

Habitat:

Crawling on the exterior window of visitor's center, but natural habitat is mixed conifer forest.

Notes:

Feeds on the developing cones of pine and other conifers. Overwinters as an adult insect, often seeking shelter indoors.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2014
Submitted on Feb 12, 2018

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