Guess the Pest! Week 3

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Guess the Pest! is back by popular demand! This year there will only be an end-of-season drawing for a prize (as yet to be determined). You can’t win if you don’t play at least once during the season. Weekly winners will still be recognized.

Test your pest management knowledge by clicking on the GUESS THE PEST logo or following this link: and submitting your best guess.

This is one of a group of semi beneficial insects that can also be serious pests. Do NOT pick these up. Later in the season, other members of the group can be fairly common in soybean. As Dr. Jerry Brust has written on before, they can be pestiferous on certain leafy vegetables. What sort of beetle is this? Click on the Guess the Pest logo to enter your name, email, and your answer. The winner and answer will be revealed next week.

shiny black beetle with round head