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Picnic or sap beetles

Nitidulidae spp.

Picnic or sap beetles

Doug Foulk

Picnic or sap beetles


Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch long

Where/When: Attracted to overripe and decaying fruits and vegetables. Active June - September.

Significance: May damage healthy fruits (such as raspberry) or vegetables once attracted into the garden.

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