Subject: Weeping Willow Bug?
Location: North Carolina
October 14, 2012 11:27 am
Found this cocoon like bug on my weeping willow…what is it?
Signature: Does not matter

Beetle Pupae

Dear Does not matter,
These are Beetle Pupae, and our first thought is that they are most likely some species of Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  We are entertaining the possibility that they might be Imported Willow Leaf Beetle pupae,
Plagiodera versicolora, which we learned about on BugGuide.  Alas, BugGuide doesn’t have many pupae photos and those seem to be from the wrong angle to be certain.  They could also possibly be Lady Beetle pupae like the V-Marked Lady Beetle pupae pictured on MoBugs

Location: North Carolina

2 Responses to Beetle Pupae, but which Beetle???

  1. Rose Barrett says:

    How do you get rid of the Beetle Pupae that you find on Weeping Willow tress because my tree is totally covered with this bug please help!

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