Asked on Jun 30, 2013

Hometalkers: Can You Identify This Bug for Me. Has Two Orange Stripes

Barbara HansenVirginia AJimmy S
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on its back. Found on blueberry plants. Some leaves chewed up ( I assume by this guy). Will damaged leaves turn into a damage plant? If so, whats the best remedy to remove the bug?
6 answers
  • Dorma
    on Jun 30, 2013

    Picture's a little fuzzy. Looks like a beetle, maybe a fungus beetle.

  • Jimmy S
    on Jul 1, 2013

    thank you....I looked that up on the internet and looks very close

  • Virginia A
    on Jul 2, 2013

    I usually just handpick bugs like these (squash or down in soapy water). Maybe a common sexton beetle.

  • Jimmy S
    on Jul 2, 2013

    Thank you...there are quite a few...would those traps for Japanese beetles maybe help to get rid of them

  • Virginia A
    on Jul 3, 2013

    no idea on that. Sometimes I mix up some dish detergent and water to spray on plants with lots of bugs. If it doesn't work, at least it's cheap and non-harmful.

  • Barbara Hansen
    on Jul 3, 2013

    That looks a LITTLE like a lady bug 'dragon' but it's not long enough, but then the picture is out of focus and its backside may be curled under somewhat. Some call 'em lady bug alligators-- but they grow into lady bugs--and are VERY beneficial! Check it carefully before you kill them (they are carnivores-- they eat other bugs).

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