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Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) Don't exterminate.

Postby Durgan » Jul 21, 2008 9:50 am

Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?XWNKM 21 July 2008 Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Soldier beetles are similar to ladybugs in their feeding habit and are beneficials. They'll chow down on aphids and other insects' eggs. As far as I know, they don't hurt the flowers and can be good pollinators for selective plant species.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/82948 Information about this beneficial beetle.
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Postby sunkeeper » Jul 21, 2008 2:45 pm

Thanks for the great link Durgan. I tried finding your bug last night. I was on the same site that you posted. Red Soldier Bug. If I see them I will leave them alone. Thanks Sunkeeper
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Here's a list of very good bugs to have in your garden

Postby sunkeeper » Jul 21, 2008 3:09 pm

Good bugs to have in your garden!


Assassin bug
Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.)
Bald-faced hornet
Beneficial nematode
Bumble bee
Centipede
Dragonfly, Damselfly
Green lacewing
Ground beetle
Honey bee
Hover fly/Syrphid fly
Lady beetle
Mason bee
Parasitic wasp
Predatory mite
Rove beetle
Soldier beetle
Spider
Tachinid fly
Yellow jacket
Soldier beetle


Counteracts these pest(s)
Aphid
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Re: Here's a list of very good bugs to have in your garden

Postby Durgan » Jul 21, 2008 3:25 pm

sunkeeper wrote:Good bugs to have in your garden!


Assassin bug
Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.)
Bald-faced hornet
Beneficial nematode
Bumble bee
Centipede
Dragonfly, Damselfly
Green lacewing
Ground beetle
Honey bee
Hover fly/Syrphid fly
Lady beetle
Mason bee
Parasitic wasp
Predatory mite
Rove beetle
Soldier beetle
Spider
Tachinid fly
Yellow jacket
Soldier beetle


Counteracts these pest(s)
Aphid


Now if we only had pictures. I will work on it. Many thanks, that is a great list.
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