Common name : Boxelder bug
Scientifc name : Boisea trivittata
Family : Rhopalidae
Native to : North America
Interesting fact : This bug is given its name because it is found specifically in boxelder tree, maple tree and ash tree.
Not more than 12 mm in length, these bugs have a dark brown black colour with red veins outlining their wings. Their diet consists entirely of seeds from the maple tree. They release a pungent, disgusting compound when threatened so as to save themselves from predators. The female lays eggs near the host tree on every surface they can find.