What type of bug is this

Asked June 15, 2020, 12:42 AM EDT

Can you tell me what bug this is ?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for the images.

Lucky you! The insect is a soldier beetle, Podabrus pruinosus, and is considered to be a beneficial insect. This is an adult which feeds on nectar and on aphids, some of which are on aphids on the underside of the leaf just above the beetle.