This week I have been finding these beetle bugs in my tomato garden. After doing some research, I found out that these bugs were potato beetles. These bugs have been attacking my tomato plants. Today, I spent many hours picking these bugs off my tomato plants. All together I picked off 126 of these potato beetles from my tomato plants. While picking the beetles from my garden I also picked off over 300 of the tiny orange potato beetle eggs mostly under many tomato leaves.
In the many years of gardening, I have never even seen these beetles in any gardens. These beetles have eaten many of my tomato leaves. These potato beetle garden pests are not fun. Most of the beetles I found were in the lower base area of my tomato plants, with a few near the top. I was finding the egg bunchs in many different areas of the tomato leaves.