Subject: This bug is eating my tomato plants & I can’t identify after numerous searches
Location: West Tennessee
July 13, 2017 9:27 pm
I’m new to gardening. So far I’ve been able to identify the pests and beneficials in my garden. However, I’ve failed to identify this bug on any garden pest websites or other picture databases of bugs. Please help it appears these guys are eating on my tomato plants and I’d like to find out what they are so I can use natural means of controlling them.
This is a Blister Beetle and we are very confident it is the Margined Blister Beetle, Epicauta funebris, thanks to this image posted to BugGuide. Of the genus, BugGuide notes: “Some species are crop pests.”