Speckled Sharpshooter (Paraulacizes irrorata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Speckled Sharpshooter (Paraulacizes irrorata)

Sharpshooters can be a pest of plants.

Natural enemies include mantids, dragonflies, spiders; the eggs of sharpshooters are parasitized by wasps in the Gonatocerus genus. Some are also attacked by fungus.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/sharpshooters/sharpshooters.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

sharpshooterbidensDorsalJune2015

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