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By Jacque


Whats this Bug ?

Found it in amoungst My Agapanthus Leafs !



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Shooo go away!

20 Jun, 2009

 

LOL he was much bigger than a Lily Beetle PP :)

20 Jun, 2009

 

Ugggh, get rid Jacque.

20 Jun, 2009

 

U sure Louise1? i think hes a Good Bug ? :/

20 Jun, 2009

 

Shock horror .... really ?
He looks like a 'Big Daddy' of the Lily Beetles :(

20 Jun, 2009

 

LOL he is Much Bigger Louise & scares me a little when i see him about in my garden lol :D

20 Jun, 2009

 

Hmmm, i can almost hear my plants screaming at the thought of him :(

20 Jun, 2009

 

LOL :D

20 Jun, 2009

 

Whatever it is, he's enjoying a drink of water from a drop on your agapantha. Great shot.

20 Jun, 2009

 

He wont go thristy after all the rain we had here 2day GG :)

20 Jun, 2009

 

Think we need Toto on this one Jacque !

20 Jun, 2009

 

interesting Jacque, wonder what it si

20 Jun, 2009

 

he´s beautiful, whatsoever. and the pic, too.

20 Jun, 2009

 

He looks like what we used to call a "Bloodsucker" Jacque, haven't seen one in years.

20 Jun, 2009

 

Yes Janey...we called them that too..used to be very common....

20 Jun, 2009

 

He looks gentle :)

20 Jun, 2009

 

Just looked him up Jacque,I think he's a red flat bark beetle.The site says they predate on other arthropods,so although he won't damage your plants he could eat some good bugs. Can't win can we lol ?
Check him out and see if you agree at http://www.ipmnet.umd.edu/08Sep26L.pdf

21 Jun, 2009

 

Just another thought Jacque- it's probably the larvae that do the damage to your plants ie bark !! Is he still around ?

21 Jun, 2009

 

I have checked my books and I think that this is Pyrochroa Serraticicornis. Neither it nor it's larvae are a threat to plant as even the larvae feed on larvae under the bark of trees. It is similar to and has similar habits to the Cardinal beetle. The main difference between the Cardinal beetle and this one is that the Cardinal beetle has a black, rather than a red head.

21 Jun, 2009

 

Thanx every1 for helping ID the little fella :)

21 Jun, 2009

 

nice photo catching it drinking.

21 Jun, 2009

 

Thanx User i didnt see him/her drinking @time of taking the Pic ! Its Brill what Macro Close ups do :)

21 Jun, 2009

 

Wow! Excellent close-up Jacque!

23 Jun, 2009

 

Thanx Trace :)

24 Jun, 2009



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