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Pilriteiro
Leiria
Portugal

January 12, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9382748

Please ID this big bug on a leaf of a grapevine

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BCH521
Homeworth, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9382974

Nice photos, maybe you can post this on the insect identification forum if you don't get an answer here.
Jim41
Delhi, LA

January 13, 2013
9:11 PM

Post #9384145

Looks like some type of stink bug to me.
Pilriteiro
Leiria
Portugal

January 14, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9384550

I myself found the reply in Google images: it is the scarabeus Melolontha melolontha. Solved

This message was edited Jan 14, 2013 12:47 PM
Pilriteiro
Leiria
Portugal

January 14, 2013
9:01 AM

Post #9384581

Best definition: Melolontha vulgaris. Larvae: common cockhafer.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9384670

Here is some additional info

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/biodiversity/economic-impact/melolontha-melolontha/index.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-102414778/stock-photo-may-bug-beetle-cockchafer-melolontha-vulgaris.html
jamesmoore7122
Abbotsford
Canada

February 8, 2013
2:20 AM

Post #9411763

We as gardeners are always worried about the pest that will suck our beautiful garden dry. Orius insidiosus, a type of flower bug, are a pest’s worse enemy and a grower’s best friend.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9411831

Ah yes, the Minute Pirate bug...another member of the beneficial bug tribe.

http://www.arbico-organics.com/product/Minute-Pirate-Bug/beneficial-insects-organisms

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