Mystery Beetle

Asked August 2, 2019, 6:16 PM EDT

We have the following bugs all over our pole beans but are not sure what it is.. or if it will damage either the plant or other plants in our garden. Thanks in advance for the help. Photos can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q6oHKnZwVpNYJCXL8

Multnomah County Oregon fruits and vegetables insect identification

1 Response

the larger one looks like it may be some type of stink bug. It may be a predatory stink bug (you have to be careful about coloring as that can vary.) https://askentomologists.com/2015/08/30/stink-bugs-telling-the-good-ones-from-the-bad-ones/

For the smaller one, I can't tell if it has wings or not. I'm going to recommend you try this key https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-key.asp which may help you narrow down the possibilities.