Bordered Plant Bug (Largus cinctus)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Bordered Plant Bug.
Updated: 2/8/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
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.