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Need help identifying beetle-looking creature

Posted by magenta85 SC (My Page) on
Fri, May 18, 12 at 11:57

Hi,

I've done so much googling, but I can't find anything that looks like this beetle I saw on the outside of my raised bed this morning. I'm trying to figure out whether he's harmless, or whether he's a sign of big trouble to come.

If anyone know what it is and could help me out, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!!

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/loripoo/IMG_2645.jpg[/IMG]


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RE: Need help identifying beetle-looking creature

That's the pupae of a cicada. See that split on its back? It's trying to rupture the pupal case and get the heck outta there. It will emerge as an adult cicada.


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RE: Need help identifying beetle-looking creature

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
    Fri, May 18, 12 at 13:10

cicada pupae do look strange.


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RE: Need help identifying beetle-looking creature

My kids have grossed out a lot of their friends by taking these (once they're empty) to school for show and tell.


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RE: Need help identifying beetle-looking creature

hahaha thanks so much! Maybe if I hadn't been too scared to touch it I would have figured out it was a shell and not an actual bug :-)


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