One look and you’ll know how these bugs earned their name. Delicate, slender and long-legged, stilt bugs are typically less than 1 centimeter long and are often found on plants that have a long, sticky, hair-like covering. They move slowly and mostly feed on plants, but sometimes prey on small insects. This species can be found throughout the Pacific Northwest and reportedly overwinters frequently in rosettes of Common Mullein.
Size: 9 – 10 mm
Photo by: Rose Marchak on 7/19/22 near Missoula, MT