What is this bug?

Asked June 12, 2017, 3:50 PM EDT

I found this on my tomato plants and can't identify it. What is it?

Hennepin County Minnesota insect control insect identification

1 Response

Thank you for the question. Several Experts have offered their opinions on this insect. I think it resembles the meadow plant bug, and not a pest of tomato but you will have to decide. Scout your tomato plants for damage.

1. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/321904-Leptopterna-dolabrata/browse_photos Meadow plant bug. The comment is that it is not a pest of tomato, but eats grass seeds
2. Probably engytatus modestus/tomato bug, a pest of tomatoes.
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/06/tomato-bug/
http://bugguide.net/node/view/244629