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Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
August 20, 2006
This is one of the early leaf-footed bugs. By now, late September, they are swarming the town. Even though they feed on tree parts, they are found in masses on buildings in the area. People here call them stink bugs, and my daughter thinks they smell like "green apple".

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Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

Western Conifer Seed Bug
Jan 24, 2013: Emigrant, MT 59027 WE have lots of these bugs: Leptuglossus occidentalis, Western Conifer Seed Bugs still coming out in the house. The temps were in the 40s yesterday and one was on the outside of the window.
Can anyone provide details on distribution of this bug? Where to look for them IN THE HOUSE as they have be appearing sporatically since September. They appear on the window sills but must be coming out of the woodwork over time.

 
This bug
is found throughout most of the US. It is not dangerous, doesn't bite and won't harm your home. It is overwintering in a warm place which is why you are finding it in your home at this time. There is no need to worry about them... and if you don't like them just toss them back outside when you find them. I would not suggest squishing them as they can give off a bad odor when squished.

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We affectionately call them buddies in our home. Kids here often carry them around like a pet until they get bored of them and toss them outside.

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