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Best Answer Manitobant , October 12 2020 - 10:13 AM

Boxelder bugs. Go to the full post


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#1 Offline Devi - Posted October 12 2020 - 9:29 AM

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I see these things ALL the time when I am out anting and I'm curious to see what they are...  Attached File  20200927_151432.jpg   588.53KB   2 downloads



#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 12 2020 - 10:13 AM   Best Answer

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Boxelder bugs.

#3 Offline Devi - Posted October 12 2020 - 10:16 AM

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Boxelder bugs.

Huh.  Indeed.  Thank you Manitobant!



#4 Offline Idontexist - Posted June 23 2021 - 9:27 AM

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i used to catch these. put them on a small piece of wood and making it float like a raft on a river full of fish. where it was allowed to swim. i saw as the fish ate them and realeased the last one standing. Bassically raft of doom
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#5 Offline AntsUtah - Posted June 23 2021 - 12:18 PM

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Do these by chance kill other insects? I often find boxelder bugs chewing up queen ants and bees.


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#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 23 2021 - 12:39 PM

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Do these by chance kill other insects? I often find boxelder bugs chewing up queen ants and bees.

No, they feed in plant fluids. You are probably finding assassin bugs.




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