Location: Atlantic county NJ
August 12, 2016 1:42 pm
Hello, I love in southern new Jersey by the shore. I keep finding more and more of these bugs on my raspberry bushes. I can’t seem to find them online and I don’t know if they’re beneficial or otherwise. Can you help?
You do not need to fret about the health of your raspberry bushes because of these Banded Net-Winged Beetles, Calopteron reticulatum, because according to the genus page on BugGuide: “adults take nectar; larvae prey on small arthropods under bark.” According to Featured Creatures, the Banded Net-Winged Beetle is: “commonly found resting on vegetation in moist woods throughout much of the eastern United States.”