Is this a bug?

Asked June 29, 2019, 6:04 PM EDT

A friend found this on a bean in a backyard garden in Mclean,VA. It's about a half an inch long. i have been looking at so many types of larvae,but no match. I haven't been able to find anything similar on the internet.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

We think this is the larva of a hairstreak butterfly, possibly the Gray Hairstreak.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/579
https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=529
They are not a pest of beans. No control is necessary.

Christa