Subject: tan bettle with yellow edges
Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
April 25, 2015 11:18 pm
We spotted this beetle in Griffith Park, California. Can you tell us what it is?
Signature: Catherine Rhodes
You have submitted an image of a Bordered Plant Bug, Largus californicus, a true bug, not a beetle. According to BugGuide, they feed on: “Mostly plants (flowers, leaves, fruit) from a range of families, with a preference for Lupines. L. californicus is not considered a “pest species” of economic importance.”
Thank you so much for identifying this little guy. That is so interesting. I shared with my fellow bug hiking mates too. Terrific that you do this! Catherine
You are most welcome. Though we have an international following, we are a local resource for you in Los Angeles. We can see the Griffith Observatory from our offices in quaint Mount Washington in the hills of Northeast Los Angeles.