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what a strange bug!
Location: Brunswick, NY
June 27, 2011 5:47 pm
I was walking up the driveway at my fiance’s house in Brunswick, NY and I saw this strange bug walking up the pavement. I went to take a picture of the bug as he was walking away from me and he actually stopped, turned around and posed! I’ve never seen anything like it before…can you identify it?!?!
Signature: intrigued in brunswick

False Potato Beetle

Dear intrigued in brunswick,
This False Potato Beetle,
Leptinotarsa juncta, is easily confused with the closely related Colorado Potato Beetle.  According to BugGuide:  “Similar to Colorado Potato Beetle (1), but elytral punctures are regular instead of irregular. Also, a brown stripe at the center of each elytron (wing cover) and on the inner edge of each elytron (where they meet down the middle) distinguish this species.”

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