True Bugs (Hemiptera)

A Seed Bug

The seed bug Metapoplax ditimoides (family: Oxycarenidae) is relatively new to our area. Originally from the Mediterranean, it was first detected on the west coast in Oregon in 1998, and in Sonoma County in 2002. 


Metapoplax ditimoides, an unwelcome indoor guest

Leafhopper Assassin Bug

Although this predatory insect is generally considered to be beneficial, it had an encounter with a Santa Rosa resident that was not beneficial for either party. The insect likely wandered or flew indoors and decided to seek refuge in a bed.


This predator was in the wrong place at the wrong time!

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