A New Bug

Anonymous added on September 18, 2012 | Answered

I am trying to identify a box-like black bug, with orange markings. The bug seems to stay on the ground and breed heartily among the roots. Often, smaller bugs can be seen carrying each other. The bug is beetle like, flat and about the size of a small peanut. The bug has destroyed ancient alyssum banks. The foliage begins to take on a whitish appearance. I don't think the bug feeds on foliage, it just cuts off the water supply to the plant at the root. The bug is not a fussy eater.

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Answered on September 19, 2012

It would be easier to identify if you could send in a picture.

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