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Kind of Frightening..  - Leptoglossus

Kind of Frightening.. - Leptoglossus
Santa Clara County, California, USA
September 7, 2008
Size: 1 - 1 1/2 inches
These bugs are appear to be nesting inside a tree right at the end of my porch, there are a TON of them - covering the tree. Any time I walk down my porch stairs and near the tree, they buzz around and fly by my head... yikes! PLEASE HELP! =0

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Kind of Frightening..  - Leptoglossus Kind of Frightening..  - Leptoglossus

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Western Conifer Seed Bugs
After doing some searching I think they are Western Conifer Seed Bugs (Leptoglossus occidentalis), now I'm just a little worried about them coming inside because according to the internet, "these bugs start to move about widely by September or so to seek crevices for overwintering; they may become a nuisance in areas with extensive conifer woods as they will sometimes enter houses in considerable numbers."

 
Leptoglossus sp.
Not L. occidentalis, though, but something else. Moving to genus page.

 
Don't worry
it's unlikely this will happen to you, and even if it does these don't cause damage to your home. It's an easy fix to keep them out....just screen off openings to your house.

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