What is this bug?

Asked April 19, 2019, 5:20 PM EDT

Hi- Could you please tell me what this insect is? It sort of looks like a box elder bug, but not quite. Thanks for your help.

Benton County Oregon insect identification

1 Response

The insect is the bordered plant bug, its technical name Largus cinctus. Even though they may be present in large numbers, they seldom damage plants.

See "No need to spray when bordered plant bugs appear in the garden" - https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=11001