Subject: bug identification
Geographic location of the bug: northern Nevada
Time: 01:18 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: These came in a couple of days ago and now they’re everywhere.
How you want your letter signed: Harold
This is an immature Stink Bug called the Conchuela Bug, Chlorochroa ligata. Here is an image from BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “prefers fleshy fruits of various plants, especially agarita, balsam-gourd and mesquite; also on sage, yucca, mustards, prickly pear (Opuntia), and various crops (cotton, alfalfa, corn, sorghum, grapes, peas, tomatoes, etc.); primarily a seed feeder preferring leguminous plants (once mesquite beans dry, the bugs move to more succulent plants). many observed, including likely eggs and nymphs, on allthorn (Koeberlinia spinosa).”