Subject:  Black bugs in roses
Geographic location of the bug:  Thatcher, Az
Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 08:52 PM EDT
Finding lots of thin little black bugs inside the petals of roses.
How you want your letter signed:  Dawn

Tumbling Flower Beetles

Dear 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.”

Location: Thatcher, Arizona

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