The bright color on the Bordered Plant Bug makes it a real stand out on the green, leafy plants it likes to feed on.
The Bordered Plant Bug is native to the Pacific Northwest and Southwest regions of North America. The intense coloration on the outer edges of their body give them a painted 'border' appearance which inspired their common name. The black body has an orange-red band that separates the thorax from the abdomen. The orange wing coverings have orange edges with black speckles covering the interior. Joints on the black legs are orange.
The Bordered Plant Bug 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.
Scientific Name: Largus cinctus
Size (Adult; Length): 13mm to 17mm (0.51in to 0.66in)
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