Originally Posted by cowpokey
I remember them having more red than this (don't have them here, but South Dakota and Maryland both had them), but that's the bug. Not sure if they are much on the food chain for fish?
I think I can do better at replicating the true box elder bug. Not sure if their habitat includes northern east coast islands. I read a little on them; apparently they excrete a fowl odor upon being crushed as a defense mechanism.
Anyone know if trout would avoid them for this reason? If they do no real point in pursuing the pattern, at least in red anyway.