name the bug and how to kill - Knowledgebase Question

simi valley, Ca
Question by phyllispepe
June 9, 2010
All I can tell you is, it is beautiful. black with a beautiful red design on its back.beetle type

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2010


I'm not sure - there are hundreds of black and red beetles. It may be a soft winged flower beetle or it might be a box elder bug. Here are photos of each. If the pictures don't match what's in your garden, you can search the site for more potential matches:

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