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Subject: Madagascar Beetle
Location: Montagne d’Ambre, Madagascar
April 28, 2016 2:52 pm
Hi,
This is a beetle from Amber Mountain (Montagne d’Ambre) National Park in Madagascar. I would appreciate any help with identification. It was a diurnal species.
Signature: Glenn McCrea

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Glenn,
We believe this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  When we tried searching for orange Leaf Beetles from Madagascar and we found this unidentified stock image number 18955051 on Stock Photo that looks like a good match.

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Hi, Daniel –
Thanks so much for the prompt reply about this beautiful beetle. The stock image you sent does indeed look to be the same beetle.
Glenn

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Subject: So pretty!! But whta is he?
Location: Tennessee
April 4, 2016 4:12 pm
I have a beetle that is rainbow Black underside, and is wet. I couldn’t find what he is is is color that he is a beetle and he is very very very very pretty. So could you help me bug man, be a lot of help.:-)
Thanks!
Signature: Bellaboo

Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Dear Bellaboo,
There appears to be some very poorly executed digital retouching in the background of your image which may cause people to speculate on the possibility of color enhancement as well.  This is a Dogbane Leaf Beetle,
Chrysochus auratus, and there is an excellent image on FlickR.

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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Kansas
April 3, 2016 6:49 pm
Found in wooded area in Kansas. Larger than Ladybug.
Signature: S.W.

Argus Tortoise Beetle

Argus Tortoise Beetle

Dear S.W.,
This is a really gorgeous image of an Argus Tortoise Beetle,
Chelymorpha cassidea, which we identified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Eggs laid in clusters of 15-30 on leaves. Larvae feed on leaves, carry frass on back. Overwinters as adult.”

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Subject: Bug at ASa Wright
Location: Asa Wright, Trinidad
March 19, 2016 8:52 am
Hi, we found this bug on a night time walk from the Asa Wright center on Trinidad. It was about half an inch long.
Signature: /A

Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle

Dear /A,
This is a Tortoise Beetle in the subfamily Cassidinae and it looks close enough to this image of
Acromis spinifex on FlickR that we suspect it might be a variation or subspecies on your island, or at least a member of the same genus.  There is also a similar looking image on Scientific Illustration.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck with an identity.

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Subject: Purple beetle found at Machu Picchu
Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
March 3, 2016 6:59 pm
One of my friend encountered this beetle at Machu Picchu.
She would like to identify the insect.
The first picture is the one she took.
By googling extensively, I found only one picture of the beetle.
The second picture is the one I found. It was also taken at Machu Picchu. And, the photographer wrote it is scarab. Looking at the shape, I doubt is is a scarab.
Could you identify the beetle?
Signature: Masaya

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Masaya,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, not a Scarab Beetle.  We located a matching image on Project Noah, but it is not identified beyond the family.  Perhaps Cesar Crash of Insetologia will have additional information.

Daniel,
Thank you very much for your answer. I was surprised that you found this so soon. I was searching internet for hours and found just the scarab information.
Thank you, again.
Masaya
市雅

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Subject: Pink Beetle
Location: Juiz de Fora-MG – BRAZIL
January 24, 2016 8:24 am
Good afternoom Mr. Bugman! Recently I found this lovely pink beetle in the woods of the municipality of Simão Pereira-MG (Brazil) . I’ve never seen equal with this color! Do you who is the beetle? Thanks so much.
Signature: Marcelo Brito de Avellar

Flea Beetle

Flea Beetle

Dear Marcelo,
We are certain this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, and we are relatively certain it is a Flea Beetle in the subfamily Alticini.  This is verified on Nature Closeups where a very similar looking Flea Beetle from Brazil is pictured, but not identified to the species level.  Nature and More has a similar image identified as
Homophoita sp.

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