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

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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?
hometalkers can you identify this bug for me has two orange stripes, gardening, pest control
hometalkers can you identify this bug for me has two orange stripes, gardening, pest control
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  • Dorma Dorma on Jun 30, 2013
    Picture's a little fuzzy. Looks like a beetle, maybe a fungus beetle.

  • Jimmy S Jimmy S on Jul 01, 2013
    thank you....I looked that up on the internet and looks very close

  • Virginia A Virginia A on Jul 02, 2013
    I usually just handpick bugs like these (squash or down in soapy water). Maybe a common sexton beetle.

  • Jimmy S Jimmy S on Jul 02, 2013
    Thank you...there are quite a few...would those traps for Japanese beetles maybe help to get rid of them

  • Virginia A Virginia A on Jul 03, 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 Barbara Hansen on Jul 03, 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).