western conifer seed bug

western conifer seed bug

5932    Hello, I live in south west Nova Scotia. In Dec. of last year we found 3 of these insects flying around the house within a 10 day period. We have a wood furnace. Have not found anyone who knows what this is. Thank You,  Pauline Horton

This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), a harmless nuisance pest. These commonly enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there; see http://tinyurl.com/ybmonu3 for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.