Subject: tan bettle with yellow edges
Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
April 25, 2015 11:18 pm
We spotted this beetle in Griffith Park, California. Can you tell us what it is?
Signature: Catherine Rhodes

Bordered Plant Bug

Bordered Plant Bug

Dear Catherine,
You have submitted an image of a Bordered Plant Bug,
Largus californicus, a true bug, not a beetle.  According to BugGuide, they feed on:  “Mostly plants (flowers, leaves, fruit) from a range of families, with a preference for Lupines. L. californicus is not considered a “pest species” of economic importance.”

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for identifying this little guy.  That is so interesting.  I shared with my fellow bug hiking mates too.  Terrific that you do this!  Catherine

You are most welcome.  Though we have an international following, we are a local resource for you in Los Angeles.  We can see the Griffith Observatory from our offices in quaint Mount Washington in the hills of Northeast Los Angeles.

Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California

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