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What is this beetle?

Posted by erdolphin 7 VA (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 31, 06 at 14:27

I have found an orange beetle with huge black dots on it, similar to lady bugs but about 1/2" around. I can't find anything about it on the web. The only plants it eats are my Joe Pye Weeds.

Here is a link that might be useful: Beetle pic

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RE: What is this beetle?

Looks kinda like the swamp milkweed leaf beetle, but am not sure that they would be found on Joy Pye weed. Take a look at the attached image and you be the judge.

What kind of damage are you observing?

Here is a link that might be useful: Take a look at this!

RE: What is this beetle?

Eureka! You have found it!

Thanks so much. Yes, it is only found on my Joe Pye Weed and it likes the buds and blooms, although I haven't found damage there. I have observed them gnawing the leaves, tho.

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