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

Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis)Western Box Elder Bug

Western Box Elder Bug

Bee Assassin (Apiomerus spissipes) 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 does not as of yet carry Lime Disease.  This is the male, which I found at North Sterling State Park.  Below this is the female

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni) ♂

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

Below may be an American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variablis.)  It does look much like the Wood Tick pictured above (and may be.)   I ran across it at the Pawnee Buttes and it looks much like the ticks I encounter along South Platte near Sterling.   The design on its back is sometimes called a Death’s Head.

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