Subject:  ID assistance – striped beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Florida
Date: 11/16/2017
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

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Dear 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.”

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Location: Florida

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