About The Pest
This is a plant-feeding insect that does not feed when inside a structure. According to University of New Hampshire Entomologist, Alan Eaton, “this insect feeds on developing seeds and flowers of conifers, especially pines, white spruce and hemlock.” Often incorrectly referred to as a Stink Bug, this insect does not give off an odor unless crushed. In addition, the tibia of its hind legs are flattened and somewhat leaf-shaped. Despite their appearance and lumbering gait, these bugs do not bite people.
The Western Conifer Seed Bug peaks in the Fall, during the months of September and October.