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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:
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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.
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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


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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.




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Post  sanderson on 9/15/2013, 8:15 pm

Look at the "jaws" on that thing.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/16/2013, 12:09 pm

Gorgeous bug. Too bad it's a black hat.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 9/17/2013, 2:49 pm

What do you mean by a black hat?
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/17/2013, 4:12 pm

bad bug vs good bug (white hat)
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Post  plantoid on 9/17/2013, 5:22 pm

It's a white hat if your overgrown in locust shrubs/trees Laughing
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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.
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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.
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Post  Nicola on 11/5/2013, 2:37 pm

I'm so sorry, johnp.  bear hug
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