Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by mlpii66 Today at 4:15 pm

» New Green House
by RoOsTeR Today at 4:13 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 2:43 pm

» has55's R & D Journey;State of New Mexico research results. Understanding the delivery system of plant nutrients thru the fungal and bacteria ratio
by has55 Today at 1:28 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:44 pm

» Healthy Meals
by camprn Today at 12:23 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Today at 12:18 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Today at 12:15 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Mimi2 Today at 11:45 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:41 am

» Ants.
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:00 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:12 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:10 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:31 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:23 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Anyone know about this bug?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Nicola on 9/15/2013, 6:12 pm

Is it a good bug or a bad bug? (I feel like I'm channeling Dorothy about the witches).  It was swimming in my watering bucket earlier today -- I hope it's a beneficial or otherwise uninterested in my garden, 'cause  I ended up letting it go:
avatar
Nicola

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-05-19
Location : Central CT Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Triciasgarden on 9/15/2013, 6:33 pm

Wow that is a great picture!  I love those markings on it's back!  I did a little searching but didn't find him.  I will try to do some more.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Judy McConnell on 9/15/2013, 7:08 pm

This is a locust borer - does damage to locust trees

http://entoweb.okstate.edu/ddd/insects/locustborer.htm


Last edited by Judy McConnell on 9/15/2013, 7:11 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : forgot to put website)
avatar
Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 365
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 76
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Triciasgarden on 9/15/2013, 8:05 pm

This is what I found. It is a Cerambycid.  It does say it is a locust borer.




http://www.giffbeaton.com/Beetles/2004-08-18_0085_cerambycid.jpg
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  sanderson on 9/15/2013, 8:15 pm

Look at the "jaws" on that thing.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13536
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/16/2013, 12:09 pm

Gorgeous bug. Too bad it's a black hat.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Triciasgarden on 9/17/2013, 2:49 pm

What do you mean by a black hat?
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/17/2013, 4:12 pm

bad bug vs good bug (white hat)
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  plantoid on 9/17/2013, 5:22 pm

It's a white hat if your overgrown in locust shrubs/trees Laughing
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3687
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Nicola on 11/5/2013, 1:52 pm

Wow, I totally forgot I even posted this! Embarassed 
So, I guess it's (they're) only a problem in the woods part of my backyard, not around the gardens. And I'm not terribly fond of those bean-like seedpods flying around in the fall, but then, destroyed trees out back would be worse.
avatar
Nicola

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-05-19
Location : Central CT Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  johnp on 11/5/2013, 2:26 pm

I lost five purple flowering locust last summer after two years and much money trying to save the trees. To have the trees removed was an additional $300.00. Believe me they are very black hat.
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 71
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Nicola on 11/5/2013, 2:37 pm

I'm so sorry, johnp.  bear hug
avatar
Nicola

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-05-19
Location : Central CT Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know about this bug?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum