Subject: insect on pecan tree May 2015
Location: southeastern North Carolina
June 2, 2015 7:09 am
Please tell me what this insect is.
Can it cause damage to the tree or its nuts?
Signature: Tom Maloy

Wheel Bug Nymph

Wheel Bug Nymph

Dear Tom,
This is an immature, predatory Wheel Bug, and it is a beneficial insect that will help to naturally control pestiferous species that may compromise the health of your tree, potentially increasing the number of nuts produced.

Thank you so much, I didn’t kill the bug and I will watch for them in future.

Location: North Carolina

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