Subject: Black bugs in roses
Geographic location of the bug: Thatcher, Az
Time: 08:52 PM EDT
Finding lots of thin little black bugs inside the petals of roses.
How you want your letter signed: Dawn
Based on this BugGuide image, these look like Tumbling Flower Beetles in the family Mordellidae. According to BugGuide, they are also called “Pintail Beetles” and “Common on flowers and foliage; sometimes on dead trees and logs. Larvae occur in dead or dying hardwoods, in pith of weeds or in bracket fungi.”