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Insect and Spider Identification: Orange beetle by tomatoes and carrots.

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Texasescimo
Argyle, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6763084

I found a small orange beetle on a carrot leaf, planted under my tomato vines. I am not good at posting photos on the internet, so I can not post one. It looks similar to a "fungus beetle" from looking on the internet, but am pretty sure that is not what it is. I think that I have seen them in garden magazines before, but do not remember what they were called.
suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

July 1, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6763122

Whatever it is, if it doesn't look like the carrot beetle at http://tinyurl.com/meaubn, you probably don't need to worry about it.
Texasescimo
Argyle, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6763172

Thanks suunto. Close, but no cake. lol Mine seems to have longer antennae and a little more slender.
Texasescimo
Argyle, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6763192

I am pretty sure it is something to worry about, as it has to eat something, and it don't look like it eats other insects. I also have banana peppers and potatoes close to where I found it under my tomato vines.
suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

July 1, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #6763544

Did it have spots or any other markings that you could see? Also, could you give a rough estimate as to its length (such as 10mm, 1/2 inch, etc.)?
Texasescimo
Argyle, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #6768473

No spots. I believe almost 1/2 inch.

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