Author Topic: Is this a Nitidulidae Beetle in my Cherimoya Flower?  (Read 136 times)

John B

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Is this a Nitidulidae Beetle in my Cherimoya Flower?
« on: June 09, 2021, 11:55:41 PM »
Wasn't quite sure if this was a beneficial Nitidulidae beetle that was in my Cherimoya Flower. I was collecting pollen and he fell off into the jar with the petal.

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Re: Is this a Nitidulidae Beetle in my Cherimoya Flower?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 10:30:38 PM »
Although I am not an entomologist, it looks like the little beetles that pollenate our anona flowers here in Florida. So, yes--I think.

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Re: Is this a Nitidulidae Beetle in my Cherimoya Flower?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 03:34:21 PM »
Thanks, I think it is too. Not too many pictures of these buggers when you google them. I don't like killing any insect on my plants unless I can verify they are a pest.