This broad-headed bug had quite the sharp, black look when I found it, but it had slow, wary movements (well until the end when it flew off).
A couple disclaimers the middle part of the wings were actually a lighter color and/or semi-transparent; that may not be obvious in the monochrome rendering. Also I think this is Alydus eurinus, but I’m not completely confident in that.
One thought on “I’m not a Ninja, but I play one on this plant.”
Alydus eurinus looks a good match to me.