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What is it??


This pesky critter has been in my garden for several weeks, but it has contained itself to a few strange thorny weeds. Those weeds are another What Is It question for another day. A few days ago, these pests attacked my potato leaves. I have never seen them before in my life. Can you identify them for me?

They flick off rather easily. They tend to curl into a ball like rolly-polly bugs (that's not their real name, is it?) if you poke them. They squish very easily, but with a squirty POP if they are full sized.

Please tell me if you know anything about these nasty critters or how to eradicate them. 


6 comments:

  1. It looks like an asian beetle.

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  2. EW! Not sure... but good luck!

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  3. My vote is an Asian beetle.

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  4. They look like the larvae of the Colorado Potato Beetle. Check out the pics here on pages 13/14: http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/pdfs/BugBook.pdf

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  5. It is the Colorado Potato Beetle! Thank you for your help, gals!

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