Tumbling Flower Beetle

Subject:  Beneficial or pest Geographic location of the bug:  Central Florida Date: 05/13/2018 Time: 11:41 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Its May and I’ve seen this bug on my black eyed Susan and also on basil, tough I cannot see any leaf damage. It seems just to be resting on leaves and flowers … Read more

Tumbling Flower Beetles

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 Dear Dawn, Based on this BugGuide image, these look like Tumbling Flower Beetles in the family Mordellidae.  According … Read more

Tumbling Flower Beetle

Subject: What’s that bug Location: Columbus, OH June 18, 2016 10:01 pm Thank you for taking your time. I have a found a few bugs in my house and just want a professionals opinion on what they are. We both work in healthcare so bedbugs are a widespread concern. Signature: Thank you, James Dear James, … Read more

Possibly Tumbling Flower Beetle

Subject: Never seen Location: Oklahoma April 6, 2015 10:12 pm My wife had this land on her and we can’t figure out what it was threw our searching, that’s my pinky nail it was tiny. Signature: Confused Dear Confused, You did not state where your wife was when this landed on her, and we are … Read more

Tumbling Flower Beetle

Insect identification Location: Highlands, near Victoria B.C. August 4, 2011 11:25 pm These tiny flying bugs were all over the pearly everlasting flowers. What are they? Can you tell me about their life cycle? Thank you! Signature: Pattie Hi Pattie, This sure looks to us like a Tumbling Flower Beetle in the family Mordellidae, based … Read more

Correction: Tumbling Flower Beetle

Black & White Bug July 14, 2010 These photos were taken at around 5:20PM in Northeastern Ohio (Strongsville to be exact) on July 14th. Lindsay Blaha Strongsville, OH Hi Lindsay, We did a quick search of the family Buprestidae on BugGuide in an attempt to quickly identify your Metallic Wood Boring Beetle.  We did not … Read more