Identify this insect.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by G.M.Landscaping, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is on my neighbors Oak tree in PA. It's eating little holes on the leaves. Clumps of dead leaves are falling to the ground where this pic was taken. They don't appear to fly but the black on the body looks like wings.
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  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Boxelder bug
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with ProMo. Must be a maple in the area.
     
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey thanks alot. I spent some time looking at pics on the Internet yesterday and couldn't find this. Mainly because this is the nymph stage(after finding out what it was) which looks different then the adult. Doesn't seem like they do any real damage, more of a nuisance.

    I heard something on the news last night about some beetle affecting some Ash trees around PA and their heading this way.
     
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That one doesn't look like a boxelder bug to me. I could be wrong, but I was taught that boxelder bugs look more like a stinkbug with some red showing, but these look bigger and redder. I'll see what I can find.
     
  6. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definitely not boxelder bug. If you google boxelder bug, you'll see one!
     
  7. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is a eastern boxelder bug. It looks like the one I posted in it's younger state. Then looks different when older. That's why I couldn't identifiy it. I seen some that are identical to the adult today, that I didn't see yesterday.
     
  8. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mea Culpa! You are right, picture I was looking at was the Adult, not the nymph!:confused: :confused:
     
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    It's okay DiyDave -- I just hope MY guess was right! I didn't know there were eastern or western boxelder bugs -- we must have the eastern ones, just like the pictures, but shop vacs or concussion grenades get 'em.......LOL
     

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