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Boxelder bug
Photo Credit: Jeff HahnBoxelder bugs
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn

Boxelder bug
Size: 1/2 inch long.

Where/When: Found in and around homes during fall and spring and occasionally during winter.

Significance: Generally does not harm people or property, although it can be a nuisance, especially when large numbers are present. Can stain surfaces.
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