13 thoughts on “On the Edge

  1. It has a striking resemblence a boxelder bug, but the markings are different. Beyond that, I haven’t a clue. If there is a connection with boxelder bugs, they belong to the genus Boisea within the family Rhopalidae… that would narrow it down a bit.

    There were several boxelder trees next to the building I grew up in. At some point in the summer or fall, there would be a population explosion of the bugs, and inevitably we’d find several a day had infiltrated our home. They were harmless, but we were not at all tolerant of them. Can’t recall why these decades later except maybe it was the “yuck” factor.

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    1. Thanks for the helpful info. Googled the box elder bug and you are so right. Looks very similar. I have seen lots of the box elder bugs in our area and now I finally know what they are. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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