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. 

Classification: 

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.

Classification: 

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

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