Boxelder bugs

 #5465   Found on raised garden bed in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. They have been in the yard since May and started clustering on the beds in August

These are boxelder bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae; Boisea sp.), possibly the western boxelder bug, Boisea rubrolineata. These basically are nuisance pests, see for detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.