Our “Guess the Bug” and “Guess the Frog” winner is Ginger! Ginger writes in: the beetle is a Myllocerus Undatus, a native of Sri Lanka. Good work. I have always called it a Sri Lanka Weevil, but seeing how there are over 300 varieties of Weevil in Sri Lanka I will now call it Undatus. We learn together. If you have found this weevil in your landscape click on the links for more information, including treatment options.
The Undatus was first discovered in South Florida in 2000 making its presence known by chewing and multiplying at an incredibly fast rate. While the Undatus is feasting on the leafs of your plant its larvae has penetrated the soil and is feeding on the roots: Undatus Link
Ginger also Guessed the Frog as a Cuban Tree Frog which is correct.
Like the Undatus the Cuban Tree Frog is a non-native invasive pest with a ferocious appetite. I have seen a Cuban tree Frog eat a lizard twice its size with two orchestrated gulps and a peculiar grin when finished.
The Cuban tree frog has many different colors ranging from a bumpy green to a spotted brown. One distinguishing characteristic are the pads of the Cuban’s toe. The Cuban
toe pads are significantly larger than on the Florida Native Tree Frog. Ginger, we know you will enjoy the books and thanks for visiting OSR.