Invasion of the Seed Bugs

Seed bug, Melacoryphus lateralis
Photo: OPSU

Much of the Southwest US has been plagued with large swarms of seed bugs. These seed bugs are Melacoryphus lateralis a bug that has periodically had large populations in Arizona, but not such large populations elsewhere until this year. This is a different bug than the Elm Seed Bug, Arocatus melanocephalus, an invasive species recently found in Southwestern Idaho. Some recent comments on the Elm Seed Bug post probably refer to Melacoryphus…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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