Subject: Please identify this green bug
Geographic location of the bug: Gun Flint Trail in Northern Minnesota
Time: 03:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I was standing on a dock by a lake for just a few minutes and after I got back in the car I felt something crawling in my hair. I found this green bug. He crawled but I never saw him fly so I am not sure if he could or not. I took this picture of it before letting it go back outside.
How you want your letter signed: Jayne Pietsch
As you can see from this BugGuide image, you encountered a Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil, Polydrusus formosus. According to BugGuide: “native to Europe (widespread there), adventive in NA, established in the northeast” and it feed on “primarily Yellow Birch.”