Insects

Asked March 11, 2020, 4:08 PM EDT

What kind of critter is this

Washoe County Nevada

1 Response

This is a boxelder bug. I have attached information sheets that will provide you with more information.
These bugs feed on the seeds of Maple trees and they overwinter in homes, sheds, and garages. They do not pose any health risk to humans or the Maple trees but can become a very serious nuisance with high population numbers.
https://utahpests.usu.edu/schoolipm/structural-pest-id-guide/boxelder-bug
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74114.html