Subject: Mystery bug ID
Location: SW Washington, Pacific County
May 26, 2016 1:57 am
These bugs showed up in our area last year for the first time. It has been suggested that they are box elder bugs, but they do not look like photos of box elder bugs. Can you help ID them?
These are Bordered Plant Bugs in the genus Largus, and considering your location, we are relatively confident they are Largus cinctus, a west coast species. You may refer to BugGuide for additional images of Bordered Plant Bugs.