Several people have been asking me about “beetle” problems they are having on their plants. When I finally see the insect it’s not a beetle, but a true bug. So, how do you tell the difference between the two groups?
True bugs: True bugs have their forewings hardened at the base and membranous at the end. This creates a triangular shape on their back. True bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts (sort of an elongated beak) that fit on the underside of the body between the legs.