Subject: Green Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Time: 11:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I would like to know what this green beetle in my garden is. Saw it July 4, 2019. Is it a fig beetle? I do have fig trees a few feet away.
How you want your letter signed: Kim Goldberg
This is not a Figeater, nor is it any other Beetle. It is a Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae, and based on BugGuide images, we believe it is a Conchuela Bug, Chlorochroa ligata. 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). “