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The “Mother” bug II

I’ve been receiving calls about a small red and black insect that is extremely common at the moment.  It’s scientific name is Sehirus cinctus, but it is also known as the white-margined burrowing bug.  Due to it’s commonness around Mother’s Day, and its motherly habits, I kind of like the name “Mother bug”, which I used in another post. Several years ago I got a call from a graduate student doing a study on the unique behavior of these insects.  He wanted to drive all the way from Notre… Read More →