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Unknown Beetle

Posted by gardenshepherd 5a (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 19:34

I've looked online but can't seem to identify this beetle that's been showing up on my butternut squash and bush bean plants. I was hoping that someone might be able to lend a hand at identifying my new visitor. Thanks in advance to those who might have some knowledge on this subject.


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RE: Unknown Beetle

Something in the scarab family, which doesn't bode well.


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RE: Unknown Beetle

Sifted through over 50 pages of beetle pics, and I think I found it.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/662301/bgimage

I'll keep looking and see if I find a better match, but that looks almost exactly the same as the one in your pic. Wiki says the adult feeds on certain flowers while the grub feeds on grasses.


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RE: Unknown Beetle

Looks like an oriental beetle, which has a few color variations. It does the same damage as japanese beetles....so kill them.

Joe


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RE: Unknown Beetle

oriental beetles are apparently very pesky.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_beetle

More info here
http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/insects/Blitopertha_orientalis/ANMLOR_ds.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: pesky beetle


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RE: Unknown Beetle

Thanks to all who contributed to identifying the beetle that I couldn't id. It's been quite the year for new garden pest.


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