bugs on thistle plants

Asked July 9, 2017, 1:12 PM EDT

What are these greyish shiney moist creatures? Tiny ones on underside of leaves, larger ones on top of leaves?

Baltimore County Maryland insect id flower beetle larvae on horse nettle

1 Response

That looks to be an immature stage of a beetle, perhaps the larvae of a potato beetle.
The plant it is on is thistle-like with thorns, but it is known as horsenettle.

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