Beetles found on tree east of Dacona

Asked September 10, 2017, 10:51 PM EDT

Hello I have found these beetles on my tree and I'm not sure if they are good or bad. Can you please advise what type they are and how to get rid of them if they are not good for the tree.
Desiree' Muheim

Adams County Colorado trees and shrubs

1 Response

These are bubble flower beetles. They not plant pests. Mostly they feed on soil organic matter (as larvae) and fermenting liquids (as adults). You can find a bunch more information here:https://bspm.agsci.colostate.edu/files/2013/03/Bumble-Flower-Beetle1.pdf

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have further questions.