Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Mystery green bug


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Hello, This is my first time asking on here. My grandmother lives in Clovis Nm and is currently being pestered by these strange bugs. They bite her, and I cannot identify these bugs myself. If you can tell me what species they are. I can find a solution to them. Thank you for your time.


These are clearly beetles of some kind (at least the one on the right in the image), and it looks like a leaf beetle (family Chrysomelidae).

Beetles do not bite, so something else is going on there.

Leaf beetles may be infesting houseplants, or simply flying in from outdoors, and/or are being attracted to lights at night.

I would classify these insects as a "nuisance" rather than a pest.


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Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

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Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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