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Insect and Spider Identification: Friend or Foe? Ladybug-ish insect on pepper plant

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Pittsburgh, PA

April 6, 2014
6:03 AM

Post #9805955

We are growing hot Thai chili peppers from seed. This visitor dropped by. The coloring is somewhat like a ladybug, but the body is more elongated. Any ideas whether this is friend or foe?

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Minot, ND

April 6, 2014
7:45 AM

Post #9806042

Might be either an ant-like flower beetle or a soft-winged flower beetle. In any case, it does not appear to be a pest species.

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