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Box elder bug
Boisea trivittata

Box elder bug

Type of Insect: true bug
Size: .5 inch
Overall Color: black and red
Larval Foods: maple seeds and other plant tissues
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: nymph
status: common
Description: medium sized mostly black bugs with red markings. Box elder bugs try to invade houses in large numbers in the fall

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Hemiptera (true bugs)
Family: 17 Rhopalidae
Genus: Boisea
Species: trivittata

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