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ID this bug?

Posted by bamboo_rabbit 9A Inverness FL (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 18:46

I have spent quite some time trying to ID this bug and have had no luck. Pretty sure this is what is chewing on the new growth on my blueberries. Just thought someone here might know. It is small, about as long as a grain of uncooked rice and about 3 times as wide as a grain of rice.....or another way about the size of a ladybug but of course not as round.

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RE: ID this bug?

I looked for a little while and didn't see anything either,but found a person that may help.
Michael C Thomas Ph.D is or was the curator at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods.
Email is: thomasm@doacs.state.fl.us

Brady


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RE: ID this bug?

Thanks Brady, will try that route.


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It looks like Palmetto Bug marking on back but size small for adult.


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RE: ID this bug?

Gator,

I see the markings you mean but this is definitely not a roach, it is a beetle of some sort. I emailed the DR Brady linked so I hope he will answer.


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