Insect and Bug ID forum: what is this bug?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 3, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Anyone know what this bug is on my monarda?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 3, 2015 1:08 PM CST
It's a Firefly beetle, Photinus sp. .. love the colour!

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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Jul 3, 2015 1:10 PM CST
That's what I thought, a lightning bug! They are wonderful. They need bushes and brushy places to shelter though, and there are fewer of them than there used to be.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 3, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Cool! I love lightning bugs. Just hadn't noticed what they look like in the daylight before. Big Grin
Thank You! thanks, Janet!! Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jul 3, 2015 2:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

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