Asked May 13, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT
Any idea what this but it's that apparently was eating my lupine flowers but might also be eating aphids on my roses?
Marion County Oregon insect id
The resolution on the photos is a bit low, but I am nearly certain that this is an adult soldier beetle (family: Cantharidae)--most likely from the genus Podabrus or Silis. Here is a link to a photo of a Podabrus species for comparison...
Soldier beetle adults are often found on foliage or flowers where they feed on soft-bodied insects, nectar and honeydew. Their larvae live in leaf litter, soil or decaying wood and feed on insect larvae and eggs.
Hope that helps!