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Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis

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Mark Lukatsi 07-Apr-2007 17:49
Good evening
I'm almost sure this is a Western Leaf-legged Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. They've just appeared in Hungary, too.
They can't harm humans, but a pest species on conifers, they suck the sap out of the plants with that appendage.
Maddie 24-Sep-2006 22:31
I found this exact species of true bugs today. We caught it in a jar (don't worry we let it go) to look at it. I noticed it has what looks like a long stinger that extends from its mouth down the underside of its belly reaching the mid-way point. Do you have any idea what the function of this appendage is?? I'm just curious...
M. Plonsky05-Feb-2006 02:21
I think it is some kind of seed bug. They are harmless. I usually find a couple around the house in the winters.
erika 03-Feb-2006 01:49
Hey I found a few of these in my house and i was wondering what they were. I can't find them on any site but yours and I don't know the name. I just want to know if they are anything I need to be concerned about as I have small children and pets in my home. Thank you.
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