Boxelder Bug

Boxelder Bug. Photo by Joseph Berger

Photo by Joseph Berger

Boxelder bug

Scientific name: Boisea trivittata (Say)
(Hemiptera: Rhopalidae)

Facts: Boxelder bugs feed only on boxelder trees. They seem to do little damage to the trees. They are a nuisance when they get abundant and try to enter homes as shelter for the winter.

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