Dahlias forum→Who is it? Bug hanging out on the dahlias

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NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Butterflies
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ScarletTricycle
Aug 12, 2020 5:25 AM CST
I have only seen one, but have not seen anything like this before. Maybe he just landed for a rest. I had posted to the pests but received no response. Maybe you can help. I look at Iowa States bug site but did not locate this one. I find the stripes of the under belly interesting and the little rectangles on the back.


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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. - Gerard De Nerval
Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
Dahlias Cat Lover Region: Nebraska Annuals Cut Flowers Butterflies
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Melissamaeday
Aug 12, 2020 8:28 AM CST
I am not sure what kind of bug this is, but I have seen them in my garden the past couple of seasons. I haven't witnessed them being destructive thus far (thankfully).
Name: Top
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Topdecker
Aug 14, 2020 11:08 AM CST
It's a helpful predator... The goldenrod soldier beetle
The return of perennials in the spring can feel like once again seeing an old friend
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Butterflies
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ScarletTricycle
Aug 14, 2020 11:22 AM CST
Thank you for that information Top! Good to know it's a friend and I'll leave them to copulating and eating. Today I have about 2 doz of them all over the liatris.



Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. - Gerard De Nerval

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