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Approx 1/2 inch long, shield shaped black with orange border
You are right. I think perhaps it is this one; http://bugguide.net/node/view/367509
This doesn't look like a plant bug, it's a stink bug: Family Pentatomidae. This is the species you IDed this insect as, but they're not the same: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/hemipt/Larg....
Lat: 38.68, Long: -121.18
Spotted on Sep 25, 2011 Submitted on Sep 25, 2011