i was out in the neighborhood of hollingsworth manor in elkton md..

Asked September 19, 2020, 8:29 PM EDT

i was witnessing hundreds of these bugs all over the buildings and on the ground, one fellow i asked if he knew what they were? and he said i know i just moved back into the house i grew up in and i remember them back then, maybe 25 years ago? i do not think they fly...thanks for your insight.

Cecil County Maryland

1 Response

These are boxelder bug nymphs. These page has good photos of the nymph stages similar to the ones in your photos: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2011/4-6/boxelderbug.html

Each nymph stage looks a little different. Here is our webpage and what you need to know about them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/boxelder-bugs

Ellen