What attacked my tomatoes after the storms let up?

Asked September 19, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

See attached pics, they were devouring healthy tomatoes. They also flew.
9/16" long + head, 3/8" wide, 1/4" thick. As many as 15 eating some tomatoes at the same time, not on other plants, survive direct spray with Sevin.

Denver County Colorado

1 Response

These are Bumble Flower Beetles. They are not normally a pest of tomatoes, but will feed on overripe fruit that is fermenting or split open. Suggest you remove overripe fruits and beetles and discard.

More info: http://bspm.agsci.colostate.edu/files/2013/03/Bumble-Flower-Beetle1.pdf