Subject: Beetles on squash and tomatoes
Geographic location of the bug: Williamsburg, MA
Time: 09:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi these beetles appeared overnight in my vegetable garden in Western Massachusetts, particularly on my tomatoes and squash. I’ve never seen them before and haven’t found them on the internet. Any ideas what they are and how I can get rid of them? Thanks in advance!
How you want your letter signed: Laura Garcia
This sure looks like the invasive, exotic Oriental Beetle, Exomala orientalis, to us. We do not provide extermination advice, but the CABI Invasive Species Compendium has some information you might find helpful.