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Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle on Thin-Leaved Sunflower | Doug Couvillion's Photo Blog
At first I thought the beetle on this thin-leaved sunflower was a soldier beetle but something didn’t look quite right. Looking more closely I’ve identified it as a Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle. According to insectidentification.org, the Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle is highly beneficial in their predation of aphids. As a bonus, their quest for insect prey turns … Continue reading "Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle on Thin-Leaved Sunflower"