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Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  randomsideizzie on 6/3/2011, 5:07 pm

Most garden bugs (helpers or pests) I am ok with, but this one I found on my tomato plant gave me the heebie jeebies. So much so that I could only get this photo before I had to back away. I can't seem to find anything online that looks remotely like this guy.



Does anyone know what it is (should he be given 5 star treatment or kicked to the curb)?

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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  jazzymaddy on 6/3/2011, 5:22 pm

No clue here. Baby turtle? (I kid.)

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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/3/2011, 5:33 pm

@jazzymaddy wrote:No clue here. Baby turtle? (I kid.)

I was thinking mini frog... lol.

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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  Furbalsmom on 6/3/2011, 5:43 pm

I found these links on Tortoise Beetles, looks a lot like your photo.

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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  pattipan on 6/3/2011, 5:52 pm

I first saw those tortoise beetles on my pepper plants last year and have removed a couple of them this year too. They are actually a clear beetle, the brown part you see it what he's already digested of your tomato. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.

I took this pic last year. It is not alive....it was soaked in some Rotenone first. What a Face



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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  randomsideizzie on 6/3/2011, 6:33 pm

Eww...thanks for the help everyone. Good to know what I originally thought was a bird dropping is a bug eating my tomato plant. Laughing

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Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  sherryeo on 6/3/2011, 8:23 pm

EEEEEEwwwwwwwwwww! is right! I'm glad to get this warning about this bug before actually finding one! I would seriously have been freaked way out! affraid

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Re: Unidentified bug on a tomato plant

Post  jazzymaddy on 6/3/2011, 9:18 pm

That's disgusting.

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