weird, red, hard, bug like thing?

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by joejive, May 22, 2009.

  1. joejive

    joejive Member

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    I found this thing once before in my garden. It has a hard shell. The tip of it moves in a circle. The first time I found it, I accidentally crushed it and it is full of thin white "goo".
     
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    Laticauda Active Member

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    It is a pupae of some sort. Couldn't tell you what kind though.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Moth pupa.
     
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    vitog Contributor 10 Years

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    It looks quite a bit like some of the cutworm pupae that I regularly dig up in the garden. Do a Google Images search of "cutworm pupa" for some examples.
     

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