Common Boxelder Bug (Boisea trivittata).  This and the Western Boxelder fight to get into homes as Winter approaches.Common Box Elder Bug

Western Box Elder Bug (Boisea rubrolineata).Western Box Elder Bug

Western Box Elder Bug (Boisea rubrolineata).Western Box Elder Bug

Seed Bug (Leptoglossus ?) on Sunflower.Seed Bug (Leptoglossus ?) on Sunflower

Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica) on Rocky MountainBee Plant.Harlequin Bug on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni).  Our local fellow who as of yet does not carry Lime Disease.  Below this picture is what I think is an American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variablis.)  I ran across it at the Pawnee Buttes and it looks like those I encounter along South Platte near Sterling.  They are similar and they do vary in looks.  Whether Wood or Dog, they still are not known to carry Lyme disease.

.Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni) (Buttes)

This looks greatly like the Dog Tick though it was found in the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick area.  The design on its back is sometimes called a Death’s Head.

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