Boxelder Bugs

Size: 1/2 inch

Appearance: Black or dark brown color of the body in the winged variety versus the white color of worker termites.

Habitat: The boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata) is a North American species of true bug. It is found primarily on boxelder trees, as well as maple and ash trees.

Potential Harm: Boxelder bugs do not cause significant damage to landscape plants, and management need only be directed at keeping them out of homes, where they may become a nuisance.