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Yellow head, brown with dark stripes?

Posted by sjkly (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 17, 10 at 19:50

It looks like a small beetle and it has invaded one of my melon plants-I killed three but some jumped off the plant and disappeared.
Does anyone know what it is?
I am in Northern Virginia-I don't have a digital camara so can't post pictures. Again, it is small, beetle like, has a yellow head, a tan body and dark brown stripes.


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RE: Yellow head, brown with dark stripes?

http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef311.asp


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RE: Yellow head, brown with dark stripes?

Thank you.
That doesn't look like my beetle but it is close, my bug has a body that is definetly more brown and a head that is bright yellow.
I am going with the idea that it is a major pest though and not anything I want crawling around in my plants.


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