One you may not know…
The Western Conifer Seed Bug is a true bug that feeds mainly on the seeds and developing cones of several conifers. Originally from the western part of the country, it found its way east, most probably from interstate commerce.
They are a nuisance if they overwinter inside your home. They will congregate on the outside wall of the home in late summer and early fall to enter via the openings in door and window frames. If you want to eliminate them, the best solution is by mechanical means. To keep them out, repair screens and caulk gaps. Don’t forget soffits, fascia, behind chimneys and attic and wall vents. You can not close off venting, so screening will help.
They have a flight pattern and buzzing sound similar to a bumblebee. See the orange and black stripping? Another similarity to the bee.
Their main damage is to the Douglas Fir seeds and cones. They also prefer various species of Pine. All stages of the insect feed on the seeds, also at differing stages of development.