Can someone please identify this bug in my vineyard?

Asked April 17, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT

Can someone please identify this bug in my vineyard?

Monterey County California insect issues urban integrated pest management viticulture horticulture

2 Responses

I can't tell how large this is but it appears to be the pupal stage of a beetle, possibly a coccinellid. Try submitting the photo to www.bugguide.net as someone there might be able to id further.

Thank you Jack. If so, I should probably stop smashing them. :-)