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  • Bordered Plant Bug - (Largus cinctus)

    Bordered Plant Bug - (Largus cinctus)

    The edgy color on the Bordered Plant Bug makes it stand out on green, leafy plants.


    Picture of Bordered Plant Bug


    Staff Writer (5/7/2015): The Bordered Plant Bug is native to the Pacific Northwest and Southwest regions of North America. It can be found walking along the ground or on plants. Adults feed on the juices of soft plant tissues. They can sometimes form large assemblies on patches of plants. The intense coloration on the outer edges of their body give them a painted 'border' appearance which inspired their common name.


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    Details of the:
    Bordered Plant Bug


    Category: True Bug
    Common name: Bordered Plant Bug
    Scientific Name: Largus cinctus

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Hemiptera
          Family: Largidae
           Genus: Largus
            Species: cinctus

    Size (Adult, Length): 13mm to 17mm (0.51in to 0.67in)

    Identifying Colors: black, orange, yellow

    Additional Descriptors: speckled, flying


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Arizona; California; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; British Columbia; Mexico


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.