Of course not all insects are pests — this is a basic tenet of integrated pest management (IPM). However, in order to use IPM successfully we must be able to identify the insect. Yesterday I was out taking photos of satsuma trees in bloom and I ran across an insect I did not recognize. The first instinct is to think “how is it going to harm the tree”? Luckily, my office is in the same building with a couple of USDA-ARS entomologists, so identifying it was easy (for them). Below is the photo of it. See if you recognize it and post a comment with your answer. I will post the answer here on Monday of next week.