We have a new invasive European seed bug (Raglius albocuminatus)in our area. According to research they prefer the seed of Mullien and Mints. Anyhoo, we never seen them in our area before this year. They were gathering under mulch, wood piles, and in the home....just everywhere. They behave just like the common Boxelder bug...their close relatives.
Well, I came across an article at WSU. It was put out by our chief Entomologist in WA State who described them as a nuisance in certain counties of western WA. I contacted him and then sent him several specimens for a positive ID. He replied again yesterday with a positve ID for the same species with the exception of a slightly different coloring. He said the specimes will contributed to the state collection with my name as collector :D
He said I was the first to report and collect from this side of the mountains. My former pest ID instructor would be proud of me LOL!