• Our love bugs

    by  • June 8, 2011 • Spring

    Bordered Plant Bug, Largus californicus

    Largus californicus Bordered Plant Bug

    Largus californicus Bordered Plant Bugs

    These true bugs, ones with sucking mouth parts, live in the Sierras of California, especially in areas with lots of pine trees. These are striking looking fellows, with neon colored borders.  They seem to like the patio or at least that’s where we see them most.

    Home for these bugs is the U.S.A., they’re found throughout the country. They don’t seem to damage any plants, in fact, I’ve never seen one on a plant and in this area they’re called love bugs, because when they first appear in May, it’s mating season.


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.