Insects - native

Red and Black Bordered Plant Bug (Largus cinctus) on Oct 11, 2018

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Description of specimen

Red and black bug. I’ve noticed these in Portland and Wyatt Williams previously confirmed its identity. I was surprised to see one in a fairly remote rural area of SW Oregon.
Insect that was observed. Site of the observation.

Commentary

This is a "true bug" belonging to the family Largidae (Bordered Plant bugs) in the genus Largus. They are plant feeders and are generally not considered pests. There are 12 native species in North America.

Wyatt Williams
Oct. 15, 2018, 8:01 a.m.