I Found Someone That Likes Colorado Beetles

As I was going through my nightly ritual of stalking the ever-present Colorado Beetles on my potatoes, I noticed this bug feasting on one.


I believe it’s a type of Assassin Beetle called a Wheel Bug.  There are several on my potatoes which may explain why I haven’t seen as many beetles lately.

And although one name sounds ominous and the other benign, this is an example of a good bug in the garden.

Good bugs are my buddies.

assassin bug

Stay hungry my little friends!


p.s. and try some squash bugs for dessert, please!

About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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10 Responses to I Found Someone That Likes Colorado Beetles

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Isn’t nature amazing? So many good guys and bad guys – It’d be easier to keep track of who’s who if the bad guys wore black hats and the good guys white ones.


  2. Holleygarden says:

    An assassin bug! What an exciting find! I hope they take care of all your bad bugs. I have yet to find an assassin bug in my garden – but I keep hoping!


  3. Excellent to see the beneficial bugs helping.


  4. The Dancing Rider says:

    Nature has an answer for everything it seems. Nice photos. Let’s hope nature stays in sync for a while longer. So much of it is out of whack these days!


  5. Whoa, that is cool! Even their name is cool: Assassin Beetle! They should be equipped with tiny little high tech gadgets like James Bond!


  6. When I saw the post title, I was sure your chickens had developed a taste for them 😉
    Good bugs rock!


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