Elm seed bug

6511.  These bugs are all over the deck and up inside the patio umbrella. Dead ones are found by the hundreds every day all over the deck, mostly gathered near the entryways. Only a few were discovered indoors. The picture is of one of the larger ones with the blue color. There are many smaller ones that are brown. Salmon Arm, BC. Canada

Number 6511.  This is an elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). This is an introduced species that has become a nuisance pest in western North America, Click here for more detailed information.