Weird bug drilling holes in bud

AlieCat(7b Texas)July 7, 2005

I have noticed that I had a few buds on my hibiscus with holes drilled in them. The other day I was looking at it again and found this little creature inside one of those holes. I then got out my insecticidal soap and sprayed it to death. Anyone know what it is/was?

And what in the world is those brown things next to it?

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Looks like some sort of beetle and the brown stuff looks like his body waste.(droppings)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 6:21PM
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Looks more like the nymph of a borer to me. Perhaps the nymph of a green fig beetle, or a june beetle.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2005 at 10:17PM
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SnickerKitten(Z9b FL)

Ewww, I had one of those recently. I made him go bye-bye VERY fast!!!!


    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 10:57PM
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AlieCat(7b Texas)

Well I haven't seen it since! whatever it was.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 11:12PM
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