Insect and Disease Identification Thread


#804

Thank you @LarryGene. I hope I can keep them out of the beans.!


#805

So, it definitely looks like a stink bug nymph. Probably not BMSB but I could be wrong. Generally, we worry about them damaging fruit–but they are sap suckers too. My question, in sufficient number could they cause vascular or at least shoot tip damage?


#806

I’ve got stink bug nymphs on my milkweed plants…got some good shots:


#807

I saw this little monster when I was photographing bees and wasps on the laurel hedge. I hope my socks work. There is nothing I can do about neighbors who neglect their trees


#808

Fruitfly, genus Rhagoletis.

Looks identical to R. pomonella, the apple maggot fruit fly.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/15251/bgimage?from=240

Pest.


#809

this is a new one to my yard.


#810

The moth that looks like a hornet? The hornet moth or hornet clearwing ( Sesia apiformis ).bb


#811

Maybe ?
Goldenrod soldier beetle


#812

That’s probably the one.bb


#813

I agree with the beetle ID.


#814

It is the soldier beetle. So is it good or bad?


#815

Adults may be seen from July to September but are most abundant in August. They can be found in meadows, fields and in gardens. They feed primarily on pollen and nectar of flowers but may also eat small insects such as caterpillars,eggs and aphids. The flowers are also a meeting place for finding mates. They do no damage to the plants and do not bite or sting.


#816

Yah, generally considered beneficial .
But . I do notice something that looks like their larva feeding on strawberrys / tomatoes that are on the ground.
Maybe after something else made a hole.?
Could be a case of mistaken identity ? On my part .
Not sure really? Anyone know?
Likley more good than bad , according to the literature .
I do keep a lot of goldenrod around, so I have lots of them


#817

Goldenrod soldier beetle larvae are predatory and not fruit eaters.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/438
^ scroll to “Food”


#818

Seen these guys on my white lady peach tree. Photo includes damage which I also don’t know. I live in New Jersey, USA.


#819

What color is the abdomen,any striped segments and is the head,reddish or brown and the wing casing,black?bb


#820

This was taken a week ago and did not see any today. The head was brownish/red with black wing casings. I do not recall seeing striping however I was against the sun. The tail end of the body was narrower and more pointy.


#821

Are you sure that flagging shoot was not the work of Oriental Fruit Moth? You can google peach flagging shoots to compare.

I’ll leave that bug for others to identify.


#822

Does the beetle look anything like this?bb


#823

That’s it, thanks! Good or bad though?

Thank you, mamuang. The damage they make look similar to what I have. Now to find out how to deal with them. Only 2 or 3 ends have that between the 2 peach trees I have.