Nymph of a Boxelder Bug

6413.  These bugs have been found indoor (and outside) a dorm residence in Vancouver, BC in June 2019. I’m not sure if they’re biting but I have had a few bite recently. They are typically 4-7mm long with a hard exterior (as can be felt when they’re squished). Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada


Number 6413. This is a nymph of a boxelder bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae; Boisea sp.). Generally considered nuisance pests, they have been known to damage fruit late in the season – Click Here  for more detailed information.