Identify black beetle with orange stripe #725909 - Ask Extension


Identify black beetle with orange stripe #725909

Asked September 21, 2020, 6:39 PM EDT

There are a number of black beetles with orange stripes along the foundation of our house on the oregon coast. Friend or foe? Thanks for your reply I have photos

Tillamook County Oregon

Expert Response

The insect in your image is a stink bug with the common name of bordered plant bug, and the Latin name of Largus cinctus.

They don't bother plants but tend to annoy people by their presence.

See "No need to spray when bordered plant bugs appear in the garden" -

Jean R. Natter Replied September 21, 2020, 10:49 PM EDT

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