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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/3/2012, 6:04 pm

I found this guy on my cucumber vine just now. The research I've done leads me to some kind of weevil? But I can't fine THIS one with a feathery antennae.

Anyone know what this is?
Should I take it off or leave it? It's about the size of my thumb so I'm not looking forward to removing it! Mad argh...

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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/3/2012, 6:24 pm

oh....its sooo pretty!!

i know .....no help.....but my son Razz would love that bug!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/3/2012, 6:42 pm

My neighbor boy would use it for bait. But he's not home or I'd have him come get it. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/3/2012, 10:15 pm



EEEWWWWWW!!! Looks like a Pine Sawyer Beetle. If not, it is a similar wood boring beetle.

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Post  camprn on 7/3/2012, 10:19 pm

Ick? I think Ick when I see maggots... ick... this beetle does look like some type of borer and probably was just passing through...Just a guess though. Maybe you can find it here Bugguide

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/4/2012, 7:55 am

Yes, the wood boring beetles look to be right. He's gone this morning and I didn't see any eggs. I book marked that terrific bug guide. Thanks, ladies!

Next time I'll try not to be so squeamish. Embarassed I was doing a close inspection for eggs and tiny crawlies and I guess size of him caught me by surprise since it was almost in my face. ew!

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/4/2012, 11:55 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:Next time I'll try not to be so squeamish. Embarassed I was doing a close inspection for eggs and tiny crawlies and I guess size of him caught me by surprise since it was almost in my face. ew!

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Would have freaked me out too, and I am generally not squeamish! Those things are NOT small!

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