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Subject: Little yellow beetle
Location: Malaga Spain
June 7, 2016 7:31 am
Hello bugman.
Photographed this yellow beetle in Southern Spain, Malaga Province. beginning of June (7th)
The size I would say was 8mm ? or less. Maybe Epicauta family.
Thanks
Signature: Perry

Leaf Beetle

Daffodil Leaf Beetle

Hi Perry,
Epicauta is a genus of Blister Beetles from the family Meloidae, and this is NOT a member.  This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  It appears to be Exosoma lusitanica based on this FlickR image.  According to iNaturalist, it is called the Daffodil Leaf Beetle.

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Subject: Cool looking lady bug do you know what this bug is?
Location: Meadville Pennsylvania 16335
May 20, 2016 1:02 pm
I just wanted to know if you knew what this bug is i know it’s a type of beetle maybe a dart beetle? I’m at work but as soon as I saw it i was amazed of how it looked and wanted to know if it’s rare for my location. I’m 25 years old and never seen a bug this cool looking from Pennsylvania. I’m a eagle scout and did have a lot of outdoors experience and did get a insect study merit badge. But if you can find out and let me know thanks.
Signature: By Samuel Juracko

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Dear Samuel,
This is a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, most likely the Clavate Tortoise Beetle,
Plagiometriona clavata , which is pictured on BugGuide where it states it feeds upon:  “ground-cherries (Physalis), Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), and Solanum spp. (Solanaceae).”

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Subject: black and white beetle?
Location: Uxbridge (Toronto North) Ontario Canada
May 19, 2016 9:48 am
Hello, I found this cool looking guy while trimming a tree branch after a storm. Wondering what he is?
Signature: Howard

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Howard,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the genus
Calligrapha and it looks very similar to this unidentified individual posted to BugGuide.

Hello,
Thank you so much for getting back to me! That’s definately it. Awesome. First time I had ever seen one.
Best regards,
Thanks again!
Howard

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Subject: Beetle Identification by photo
Location: Westmoreland, NY. USA
May 12, 2016 8:46 am
Hi! I was gardening in Central New York last Saturday (May 7th) and had a visit from a small gold and black spotted beetle I hadn’t come across before. I am including a photo to help with identification
Signature: Kodi Sylvester

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Kodi,
Your Leaf Beetle is in the genus Calligrapha but we are not sure of the species.

Thank you so much for your research. I appreciate your time and expertise. And on a fun note, I am a calligrapher as another of my hobbies besides gardening, so how appropriate that this beetle should find me!

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Subject: What’s this little fellow?
Location: Eldorado Canyon State park, CO
May 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Hi! My boyfriend and I went for a hike in Eldorado Canyon State park, CO and saw this little cutie! I’ve searched all over the Internet with searches like “fancy ladybug”, “White beetle with violin markings”, and pretty much anything I could think of, but never saw a single one of these! I hope you can help me out!
Signature: Amber

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Amber,
Your Leaf Beetle is in the genus
Calligrapha but we are not sure of the species.

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Subject: Striped beetle
Location: Old Saybrook, CT
May 13, 2016 9:20 am
This was found in May in coastal Connecticut, in our school’s outdoor space. We’d like to know what it is.
Signature: The Willow Class

Sumac Flea Beetle

Sumac Flea Beetle

Dear Willow Class,
We quickly identified your Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae as a highly variable Sumac Flea Beetle,
Blepharida rhois, thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide, it is also known as a Currant Flea Beetle. 

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