Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Subject: red & black bug
Location: Western Washington State
April 18, 2016 12:25 pm
Hi Mr. Bugman,
I took this photo on my deck last night. There were 20-30 of these red and black bugs all over my Lamb’s ear plant. I live in the Western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state and have never seen this particuler bug before.
Can you ID it?
Signature: Machele Brodie

Whitecrossed Seed Bug
Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Dear Machele,
This Whitecrossed Seed Bug,
Neacoryphus bicrucis, according to BugGuide, is found in “Fields, meadows; adults come to light.”

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