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BOXELDER BUGS

Lawn & Garden

Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittatus.  This insect is primarily a nuisance pest at certain times of the year when they enter or rest on structures in very large numbers.  The adults are about one-half inch long, black with red or orange markings along the edges on the wings.  They have three colored stripes on the back and on the area just behind the head.  They may enter homes looking for suitable places to hide from cold weather in the winter where they remain until it begins to warm up outside in the spring.