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Post  mschaef on 6/17/2013, 11:41 pm

I have seen three of these guys in the my garden and not sure what it is or if I should squish it or not. I know that I have seen a picture of them somewhere just cant remember. I did look through all the old pest topic...didn't find it...and tried google. Can't seem to find them anywhere except in the garden please help, Thanks!

The bug in on a red solo cup that I use to water with. Sorry that its blurry but he/ she is really little.

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Post  gwennifer on 6/18/2013, 1:30 am

Boxelder bug?

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Post  sanderson on 6/18/2013, 3:46 am

https://www.google.com/search?q=red+stripe+bugs&client=firefox-a&hs=FjC&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1g_AUZeTOeKbjALo3IFY&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=630#facrc=_&imgrc=ThVlS3cXh73a9M%3A%3B1yDmQVRwu9bfxM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbugguide.net%252Fimages%252Fcache%252FX0CQ50OQN0NR7QBRFKWRHQFRSQQ0N00020OR20JRMQ1RLQTQ3KBR50JQW0TRMQ1RYK3QZQ1RRQURYKOR7QBRHQDQHQ.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.askmehelpdesk.com%252Fentomology%252Fwhat-kind-ants-red-has-black-stripes-solid-body-588349-2.html%3B446%3B560

Did it look like this?  The article didn't say what it was but it looks like your photo.

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Post  camprn on 6/18/2013, 6:20 am

Check bugguide.net in the beetle section. Hard to tell but it looks like a beetle from here, but the image is so blurry, it could be a bug.. Another thing is try your county extension service, they may be able to help.

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Post  mschaef on 6/18/2013, 7:13 pm

I caught two more of these guys tonight and I taking them to the extension office tomorrow hopefully.

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