Box elder bugs are stunningly colorful at these two stages. As they mature they turn black, with red stomachs and red stripes on their backs.
We must have a million little, red box elders running around our garden. They can be a nuisance, but they're harmless. I just don't like when they're so numerous they seem to cover the front of the house. That's just plain icky. And when they come inside I have to bring out the vaccum. If I don't, the dogs will eat the things. They're not what you'd call discriminating when it comes to food. And that's where I'll stop that line of thinking.
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