Eastern boxelder bugs

Below are some photographs of Eastern boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) I took recently at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. These true bugs are fun to watch — richly colored, morphologically variable (they go through numerous instars), and often shockingly gregarious. They move a lot, too, so rather annoying to get a decent photograph.

Colin Purrington Photography: Insects &emdash; Eastern boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata) nymph

Colin Purrington Photography: Insects &emdash; Eastern boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) on lichen

Colin Purrington Photography: Insects &emdash; Eastern boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) on seeds

Colin Purrington Photography: Insects &emdash; Eastern boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) congregating on plant

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