The pine seed bug is a common household accidental invader found inside Iowa homes during the fall, winter and spring. This harmless nuisance most closely resembles the squash bug found on pumpkin and squash foliage during the summer. The pine seed bug is in a small group of insects called the leaffooted bugs. This name refers to the flat, leaf-like expansions of the hind legs.
Pine seed bug. Photo by Laura Jesse, ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
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