I spotted this little critter in the seeds of my yellow daylily, and thought he was a very pretty little bug. If anyone knows what he is, please share! (Wingham, Ontario, Canada)
Your critter is the nymph stage of the twiced stabbed stink bug. The adult is mostly black with red line over the shoulder and two red dots (stabs) on the rear top. These are small stink bugs usually found on flowers with seeds in the fall. I find them often on my Obedient plants.
Adults suck plant juices from many different plants: thistles, mints, goldenrods, ragweeds, columbines and other perennials.