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Weird bug drilling holes in bud

Posted by AlieCat 7b Texas (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 7, 05 at 15:46

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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RE: Weird bug drilling holes in bud

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


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RE: Weird bug drilling holes in bud

Looks more like the nymph of a borer to me. Perhaps the nymph of a green fig beetle, or a june beetle.


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RE: Weird bug drilling holes in bud

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

Lori


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RE: Weird bug drilling holes in bud

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


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