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Letter: Possibly Conifer Seed Bug

Marie Freeman writes:
Being the time of year it is and the fact that they like to overwinter and find warmth. And it's on the hood of vehicle, the other gentleman is on a rail near his home. It may be a conifer seed bug.

Fairly new to Kentucky, they used to be in the west but they have moved all the way east now. Often confused with a kissing bug, which is definitely in Kentucky now and everyone needs to be aware of because it carries Chagas disease. I've killed several here on my property... kissing bugs. Just another guess really difficult without actually seeing the bug. But being the time of year I would guess it's a conifer seed bug looking for somewhere to overwinter.

I know the Asian ladybugs are trying to invade my home right now! Which also didn't used to be in Kentucky. The USDA brought them in for pest control of aphids. And unfortunately they're killing the native ladybug. Pretty true red ladybug that would be able to crawl on you and not get bit or stink!
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