seed bug

dirt-colored seed bug

5747  Location: Beamsville, Ontario.  All of a sudden we have found a large amount of these bugs in our front porch area and entering the home. Mark

This is a dirt-colored seed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae); it resembles Raglius alboacuminatus, a European species that has become established in the Pacific Northwest – see http://tinyurl.com/gmqq2g7 for an image. If this is that species, it would represent a significant range extension. You might query the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture (http://tinyurl.com/gn5gmlc) to see if there have been any other similar reports. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.