Need Help ID These Bugs?
Location: Indialantic, Florida
April 4, 2012 8:53 am
Can Somebody please help me identify these bugs? I saw the white bug on pine needle and the small one that looks like a fly on this yellow flower.
Your white insect is an invasive exotic species commonly called the Sri Lanka Weevil or Yellow Headed Ravenous Weevil, Myllocerus undecimpustulatus, and we identified it on BugGuide where it is stated: “in FL, recorded from 55 host plant spp., from palms to roadside weeds, including citrus.” This article from the University of Florida has some additional information, however, pine is not mentioned as a host plant. Here is another online article from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Conservation. Invasive species that pose a threat to agriculture or native plants are often well documented on the internet. We will try to identify your other submission and we will post it separately.