New bug this year to ID

gardengalrn(5KS)August 12, 2005

I've looked through several sources with no luck. Another pest has emerged this year, new to me. Rather large and winged, some look to be 1/2" to 1" long. Black with some white markings and they look like a cross between a beetle and a hornet. Longish legs. They seem to be eating the foliage and leave large black and green droppings that look like a worm should have left them. I'll keep looking but wondered if anyone had any ideas off the top of their heads? Lori

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nctom(8 nc)

Might be a leaffoot. Check out the picture in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: leaffoot bug

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 5:42PM
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Thanks, nctom, but that's not it. The body is more like a hornet type shape somehow. I know I'm not giving very good descriptions. I'll try to get a pic Monday when I'm not working all day. Lori

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 10:22PM
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nctom(8 nc)

Sorry, Leaffoot are common around here. I kinda felt you were probably familiar with it too.

Anyway I'll keep thinking.

Take care.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 10:36PM
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msbobo417(z6 NY)

Does the bug look like it has paint spatters on it? And are there white markings on the antennae? If the answer to both of them is yes, it could be an Asian Long-Horned Beetle which is bad news for your trees. If it has just the paint spatters but the antennae are solid black, it could be a Sawyer Beetle, which is not a bad bug.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 9:41PM
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Bruce_B(z9b N.CA)

Just a guess. Does it look like this or more like a beetle?

Here is a link that might be useful: Bald Faced Hornet

    Bookmark   August 17, 2005 at 9:08AM
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