Subject: Red Beetle with black band at top of the body
Location: Minneapolis, MN
June 1, 2014 1:21 pm
Help! Can you IDENTIFY? My normally healthy rudbeckias are all shriveling up and I looked today and saw these on them and other plants which are also shriveling up – echinacea, lead plant, other daisy type plants etc. eating the leaves.. It’s springtime (June 1)
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This is not a beetle. It is a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, but we have not had any luck determining a species for you. Nymphs can be very difficult to identify to the species level.