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bobcat_ron
07-29-2009, 05:07 PM
I posted this in the Off Topic forum:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=3116506#post3116506

Think Green
07-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Billbug ?
To small to be a Boll weavil ?

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bobcat_ron
07-29-2009, 09:11 PM
I think it's a boll weevil, I only see them in the late Spring and Summer.

Think Green
07-29-2009, 09:19 PM
Good Lord......Bobcat!

After all these years in insect control..........I can't even spell Boll Weevil!!
I guess them Weevils in B.C. are huge. That is why I responded that it looks like the bill bug....! Do you see them on the lawns or around the shrubs and trees.

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bobcat_ron
07-29-2009, 09:42 PM
I've only ever seen them in my parent's basement, and now they are making their way upstairs, my Mom does have some serious flower arrangements in the house, she cuts the flowers from our gardens and makes the arrangements for the church every Sunday, so I am wondering if that's where they come from

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ted putnam
07-30-2009, 12:15 AM
Not trying to be a know-it-all...but... the Boll weevil comes by it's name for one reason. A Cotton Boll (bloom). So, unless they're growing cotton in British Columbia or in their basement (Rumor has it that's not what they're growing in British Columbia:laugh:) then it must be some other type of Billbug.

Think Green
07-30-2009, 07:27 PM
Hey now!---That would be the British Columbian Bean-Boll Weevil???? LOL!
I'll have to look at it again........It may be a Tiger Beetle too!
LOL!!!

bobcat_ron
07-30-2009, 07:36 PM
Hey now!---That would be the British Columbian Bean-Boll Weevil???? LOL!
I'll have to look at it again........It may be a Tiger Beetle too!
LOL!!!

I got another pic of another one last night before it met the untimely demise from my sponge Bob square pants slippers:

Think Green
07-30-2009, 09:55 PM
Look up the tiger beetle, and there you go!!!

bobcat_ron
07-30-2009, 10:34 PM
I dunno, tiger beetles are longer, this one is short and maybe 6 mm in length.

Think Green
07-30-2009, 10:49 PM
A couple of years ago, my wife was sitting in our den! We were watching T.V. as anyone usually does in the evening...................usually!! LOL!
She noticed something on the ceiling and started freaking out and ran into the kitchen looking for the broom. I thought something was on fire by the way she was running into the cabinet doors and the refrigerator. She screamed look up at the D@#$ ceiling hon!!
There were at least a dozen of these similar looking bugs, and they were just sitting there in different locations. Did I mention that it was winter and there weren't any bugs outside....!! O.K.!---I got up on a step stool and picked one off the ceiling and another one jumped down my thermal shirt, then I came unglued and starting cussing at the top of my voice. LOL!!
TMALSS!--I thought it was what they called---old house bugs, or wood bugs.!! No- it was long horned beetles in my house in the middle of winter. How in the heck did they get in there.!??
Our house had a fire place with a built in wood compartment that was accessible from the inside and outside. We had oak firewood mixed with hickory. The next day, I cleaned out the wood and noticed a thousand or so fresh exit holes from that firewood. The frass was all over the concret floor inside the wood bin.
Sorry, for going off post, but this reminds me of that time.................!!!!!
I still think it is a billbug!!!!!


Do some googling and see what you can come up with!!!!

dishboy
07-31-2009, 12:03 AM
If it was a billbug you would see the snout and the body should be more slender.http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/plant/pesticide/utahpest/turf_pests/billbu

bug-guy
07-31-2009, 07:54 AM
take alook at this Black Vine Root Weevils

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2016.html

bobcat_ron
07-31-2009, 10:39 AM
take alook at this Black Vine Root Weevils

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2016.html

That's what it is, we have huge rhododendrons everywhere.

bobcat_ron
07-31-2009, 10:40 AM
A couple of years ago, my wife was sitting in our den! We were watching T.V. as anyone usually does in the evening...................usually!! LOL!
She noticed something on the ceiling and started freaking out and ran into the kitchen looking for the broom. I thought something was on fire by the way she was running into the cabinet doors and the refrigerator. She screamed look up at the D@#$ ceiling hon!!
There were at least a dozen of these similar looking bugs, and they were just sitting there in different locations. Did I mention that it was winter and there weren't any bugs outside....!! O.K.!---I got up on a step stool and picked one off the ceiling and another one jumped down my thermal shirt, then I came unglued and starting cussing at the top of my voice. LOL!!
TMALSS!--I thought it was what they called---old house bugs, or wood bugs.!! No- it was long horned beetles in my house in the middle of winter. How in the heck did they get in there.!??
Our house had a fire place with a built in wood compartment that was accessible from the inside and outside. We had oak firewood mixed with hickory. The next day, I cleaned out the wood and noticed a thousand or so fresh exit holes from that firewood. The frass was all over the concret floor inside the wood bin.
Sorry, for going off post, but this reminds me of that time.................!!!!!
I still think it is a billbug!!!!!


Do some googling and see what you can come up with!!!!


I have seen the zebra stripped long horned beetles here, they are huge, but they couldn't handle our winters, so the died off.