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Post  sanderson on 11/17/2013, 11:39 pm

They are on my pepper plants and I have to manually dispatch them.  I'm sorry about the quality of the photos.


They can't right themselves.

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Post  batmap on 11/18/2013, 4:57 pm

An in-focus image showing the top view may help, but based on image #3 (yellow body with black highlights)...

1. Potato Beetle - my first guess
2. Pepper Weevil - possible but the color does not match; plus the snout is missing
3. Sugarcane Root Borer Weevil or Orange Root Weevil - yellow and possible pattern match; size and shape also are close match


If none of the above is your pest, maybe try an image search (pepper pest yellow beetle/weevil) for your bug.

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Post  sanderson on 11/18/2013, 7:04 pm

Thanks for responding.  I'll try these for California.

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Post  sanderson on 11/19/2013, 7:57 pm

Here's another photo of the pest.  Under a loupe, I could see a short snout, and brown, barely visible stripes.  I wish I had a super camera.

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Post  camprn on 11/19/2013, 8:22 pm

I vote for a type of weevil. Did you check bugguide.net for your area?

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Post  sanderson on 5/4/2015, 2:40 pm

There is something new each year!  This is the one for 2015 (I hope it's the only one! ) Shocked They kind of move fast for an insect and I have a hard time taking closeups. Thanks.

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Post  kauairosina on 5/4/2015, 6:39 pm

I believe we have these.  I'll ask my grandson (Collin) to look at these pictures.

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Post  sanderson on 5/4/2015, 7:36 pm

Here is a better photo: They almost look Photo shopped!!

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Post  camprn on 5/4/2015, 9:57 pm

Squash bug or assassin bug nymphs. check bugguide.net.
The one on the PVC looks like a weevil.

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Post  sanderson on 5/5/2015, 1:24 am

Thanks, I looked a many photos of both squash and assassin bug nymphs. I'm leaning towards assassin bug at this point. Bad thing is that what every they are, they are on my squash plants!

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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2015, 4:26 am

Here are the adults, now.  Good guys or bad guys? I have looked at photos of both assassin bug and squash bug but still don't know. They are really iPhone shy, and you wouldn't believe the number of photos I had to trash.  There are thick areas on the hind legs, and triangles on the thorax.



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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2015, 4:45 am

Western leaf-footed bug?? Doesn't that mean it is a squash bug = bad bug? Shocked

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/29/2015, 8:52 am

Looks like a squash bug to me!  They almost look like a shield?

It's not an assassin bug - those are quite thin.

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Post  camprn on 5/29/2015, 9:14 am

I thought there were no squash bugs in the west of the continent.

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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2015, 12:38 pm

Related to the squash bug. Found in the West, sweeping along the southern border states. Guess I'm getting a hand vacuum today. At least they like to hang together. I'm tired reading about them. Time to get rid of them.

On my tomatoes and summer squash, use of Neem:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/leptoglossus_zonatus.htm

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Post  boffer on 5/29/2015, 3:26 pm

@camprn wrote:I thought there were no squash bugs in the west of the continent.

No SVB's here.

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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2015, 4:18 pm

Boffer, That's what I thought.  That's why this pest, Western leaf-footed bug was such a mystery to me. The nymphs were on a summer squash. Then I found adults on tomatoes. NOooo, not my precious tomatoes.

Gone in 60 seconds with my shiny new B&D Dust Pestbuster and a container of soapy water. Being a member of the Forum. I knew just what to do.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/29/2015, 4:19 pm

The dreaded SVB is different from the dreaded squash bug. If I understand buffer correctly, you guys get squash bugs but not SVB...?

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Post  boffer on 5/29/2015, 4:27 pm

If you mean me Wink  and this is the squash bug you're referring to..



then yes, no SVB's, but I see an occasional squash bug.  So far, knocking on head, I haven't had any problems with the squash bugs.

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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2015, 4:29 pm

Neither, that I know of.

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Post  sanderson on 9/4/2015, 9:01 pm

Some kind of scale on Rattlesnake beans?



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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/4/2015, 10:17 pm

Are they bugs? Or some condition/disease?

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Post  sanderson on 9/5/2015, 12:34 am

I'm sure they are insects.

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Post  camprn on 9/5/2015, 10:29 am

Scale

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Post  sanderson on 9/6/2015, 1:04 am

Thanks. That was the only thing that seem to fit.

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