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pink bug with black spots eating eggplant leaves

Posted by mudsnake 8B (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 18, 12 at 23:24

This bug is eating the leaves of eggplants in central Georgia.

The photo shows a specimen about the size of a dime.

Does anyone know what it this creature is called?

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of mystery bug


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RE: pink bug with black spots eating eggplant leaves

A larva of colorado potato beetle perhaps?


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RE: pink bug with black spots eating eggplant leaves

A larva of colorado potato beetle perhaps?


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RE: pink bug with black spots eating eggplant leaves

With just one row of black dots along the side, I'm going to say that this is the larvae of the False Potato beetle. Colorado potato beetles have two parallel rows of dots.

The FPB is relatively common in the southeast.


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RE: pink bug with black spots eating eggplant leaves

Thanks, Rhizo_1 and Anitamo!

I looked up False Potato Beetle and it matched my photo.

Here is a link that might be useful: False Potato Beetle Larvae


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