Subject: ID assistance – striped beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Central Florida
Time: 04:10 PM EDT
Hi, I found this today near some leaf damage on a variety of holly – Ilex attenuata “Eagleston”
Never seen one before. Any idea? Thank you!
Nov. 16, 2017 – Central FL
How you want your letter signed: Frank
This is an introduced Diaprepes Root Weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus, and according to BugGuide it is: “color highly variable (from gray to yellow to orange to black)” and “highly polyphagous; larvae feed on roots, adults on foliage of citrus trees (esp. oranges in TX) and almost 300 other plant species.”