Can you identifiy this good bug?

bella_trix(z6b SE PA)August 1, 2006

I have a friend in my garden. It starts out as a nymph with a red abdomen and was hanging out on lantana. I saw the adult on a grapevine. It (obviously) likes to eat japanese beetles, to it is definitely a good bug!



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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Called a wheel bug.

Did you take the photo in N. CA? If so, your county's Agricultural Commission is VERY likely to want to know about the Japanese beetles!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 11:14PM
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bella_trix(z6b SE PA)

Thank you! Whoops, forgot my profile still says Northern Californa - I actually just moved to Pennsylvania. Hence, the overwhelming number of Japanese bettles.

Thanks again,

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 10:46AM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

One year I had a wheel bug (the largest of the assassin bugs) live in the fronds of the asparagus and gorge on JB all sumeer.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2006 at 11:07AM
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I need some of those. They would stay fat and happy around here!


    Bookmark   August 5, 2006 at 10:21PM
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erdolphin(7 VA)

Is this an assassin bug? Can I buy them from anyplace?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 1:00PM
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Yea, where can I buy some of those? Didn't find any praying mantis egg sacs this year so I need something!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 1:36PM
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