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On Sep 22, 2008, LetaAnne from Kyles Ford, TN wrote:
We have this insect in our neck of the woods in eastern Tennessee. I'm glad to read that it is possibly beneficial for controlling the corn ear worm, since I need all the help I can get! I think this is a beautiful bug.
On Sep 1, 2011, aabeck from Elizabethtown, KY wrote:
I am so angry with myself! Being new to the area, and new to gardening, I thought these were a type of cucumber beetle, and destroyed them. Ironic, since I'm trying to use organic methods as much as possible, and these guys would have been such a help!
On Aug 25, 2012, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I just found out what these were a few minutes ago and I'm thrilled! It's so rare to have an insect "just show up" that turns out to be beneficial.
I didn't recall ever seeing them before so when I started noticing them on my Gaillardia I posted a question...along with pics...on DG Insect and Spider Identification. Within a very few minutes I got a definitive answer from Flapdoodle (along with a link to a photo).
Now that I know more about them I sure hope they stick around for a while!
By-the-way, they really are kind of a pretty color combo.