Subject:  What is this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  SE Kansas
Date: 09/10/2021
Time: 04:32 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have been bitten by something that has turned to serious outcome. These bugs were all over my marigolds and I got my hands in there and shook them out the same day I acquired a bite.  They returned the next day so I took a pic.
How you want your letter signed:  Jackie N

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

Dear Jackie,
The angle of your image is not ideal for identification purposes, but we believe this is a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle.

OK.  There were also goldenrods but this bug was different from them.  I sure do appreciate you answering my inquiry.  It’s crazy but it’s a rarity that people do that anymore.  Thank you much.
Location: Kansas

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