Subject: Identify
Location: 95076 LaSelva Beach, CA
October 23, 2015 9:25 am
Found quite a few of these on a tree in the front yard. I tbink they are hurting the tree. How to get rjd of them and what kind of bug is it?
Signature: Bev

Torpedo Bug

Torpedo Bug

Dear Bev,
This is an introduced Torpedo Bug,
Siphanta acuta, a species native to Australia.  According to BugGuide:  “not considered a pest in CA; considered a pest of banana, citrus, coffee, guava, macadamia, and many ornamentals in HI.”

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Location: LaSelva Beach, California

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