|Feeding on Wild garlic|
|'Peachie's Pick' Stokesia with Soldier Beetle|
|Feeding on Helenium|
Happy pollinator gardening.
Name: Chauliognathus pensylvanicus
Size: 5/8-inch long
Color: orange beetles, with two prominent brown-black spots on the elytra
Seen: August and September in the middle south, July in the upper midwest
Roll: Beneficial insect: Adult pollinates flowers and the larvae predates on grasshopper eggs and soft
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.