Insect unknown type

Asked September 25, 2017, 3:17 PM EDT

Any idea what this insect is? It’s living on marijuana plant in Irrigon.

Morrow County Oregon

1 Response

The one showng in all three pictures is a predatory bug in the family Anthocoridae - most likely the species is Orius tristicolor. These are commonly known as pirate bugs (argghh, matey). They are beneficial as predators of soft bodied insects and arthropods, such as thrips, aphids, small caterpillars and caterpillar eggs, and spider mites.