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By Sigrid Olson
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Stink Bug Mistaken Identity

 

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

A Western Conifer Seed bug. These bugs are part of the 'leaf-footed' family and not the 'stink bug' family, although they emit a strong odor when threatened.

As the hot summer days move into cooler autumn weather, insects like stink bugs and Western Conifer seed bugs are moving into sheltered areas to spend the winter. They may move indoors and if disturbed will cause an odor, although only one is a true stink bug.

Leptoglossus occidentalis, the Western Conifer seed bug is from the Coreidae family. They are known as "leaf footed bugs", and there is only one species around the Blackfoot Valley.

They have been called stink bugs; which they are not, according to Montana State University entomologist Laurie Kerzicnik. "People tend to think the Weste...



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