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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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Subject: Ecuadorian Chrysomelid beetle?
Location: Ecuador
January 9, 2016 7:53 am
You did so well with my Pole Borer I thought you might be able to help with a handful of additional unidentified beetles from that same area. This beetle photo was taken on July 2, 2002 near Cujuca, Ecuador. It looks like a Cucumber Beetle, in the family Chrysomelidae. Is it identifiable? Thanks!
Signature: Allen T. Chartier

Near Cujuca, Napo, Ecuador File Name : DSCN0599.JPG File Size : 1.1MB (1121916 Bytes) Date Taken : 2002/07/02 15:47:16 Image Size : 2048 x 1360 pixels Resolution : 300 x 300 dpi Bit Depth : 8 bits/channel Protection Attribute : Off Hide Attribute : Off Camera ID : N/A Camera : E995 Quality Mode : FINE Metering Mode : Center-Weighted Exposure Mode : Aperture Priority Speed Light : No Focal Length : 17.9 mm Shutter Speed : 1/340.1 second Aperture : F3.7 Exposure Compensation : 0 EV White Balance : Auto Lens : Built-in Flash Sync Mode : N/A Exposure Difference : N/A Flexible Program : N/A Sensitivity : ISO200 Sharpening : Auto Image Type : Color Color Mode : N/A Hue Adjustment : N/A Saturation Control : Normal Tone Compensation : Auto Latitude(GPS) : N/A Longitude(GPS) : N/A Altitude(GPS) : N/A

Leaf Beetle

Near Cujuca, Napo, Ecuador File Name : DSCN0600.JPG File Size : 1.0MB (1093553 Bytes) Date Taken : 2002/07/02 15:47:24 Image Size : 2048 x 1360 pixels Resolution : 300 x 300 dpi Bit Depth : 8 bits/channel Protection Attribute : Off Hide Attribute : Off Camera ID : N/A Camera : E995 Quality Mode : FINE Metering Mode : Center-Weighted Exposure Mode : Aperture Priority Speed Light : No Focal Length : 17.9 mm Shutter Speed : 1/294.2 second Aperture : F3.7 Exposure Compensation : 0 EV White Balance : Auto Lens : Built-in Flash Sync Mode : N/A Exposure Difference : N/A Flexible Program : N/A Sensitivity : ISO200 Sharpening : Auto Image Type : Color Color Mode : N/A Hue Adjustment : N/A Saturation Control : Normal Tone Compensation : Auto Latitude(GPS) : N/A Longitude(GPS) : N/A Altitude(GPS) : N/A

Leaf Beetle

Subject: Another Chrysomelid from Ecuador
Location: Ecuador
January 9, 2016 7:56 am
Although this one is very colorful, I suspect that an ID to species might be difficult? Photographed on July 4, 2002 at Cabanas San Isidro, on the east slope of the Andes, Ecuador.
Signature: Allen T. Chartier

Cabanas San Isidro, Ecuador File Name : DSCN0659.JPG File Size : 1016.1KB (1040499 Bytes) Date Taken : 2002/07/04 09:56:57 Image Size : 2048 x 1360 pixels Resolution : 300 x 300 dpi Bit Depth : 8 bits/channel Protection Attribute : Off Hide Attribute : Off Camera ID : N/A Camera : E995 Quality Mode : FINE Metering Mode : Center-Weighted Exposure Mode : Aperture Priority Speed Light : No Focal Length : 26.9 mm Shutter Speed : 1/211.9 second Aperture : F4.6 Exposure Compensation : 0 EV White Balance : Auto Lens : Built-in Flash Sync Mode : N/A Exposure Difference : N/A Flexible Program : N/A Sensitivity : ISO200 Sharpening : Auto Image Type : Color Color Mode : N/A Hue Adjustment : N/A Saturation Control : Normal Tone Compensation : Auto Latitude(GPS) : N/A Longitude(GPS) : N/A Altitude(GPS) : N/A

Leaf Beetle

Dear Allen,
We have combined two of your submissions into one posting as they are both Leaf Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae.  Your first submission does appear to be in the same genus as the Spotted Cucumber Beetle,
Diabrotica, and upon doing some research, we found a similar looking beetle on FlickR as well as your own images posted to Amazilia.  Other than agreeing that your second submission is also a Leaf Beetle, we are unable at this time to provide any further identification. 

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Subject: What’s That Bug?
Location: Oklahoma 73533
December 4, 2015 2:15 am
Hello guys! Please take a look at the picture, could not identify it by myself. These 3 creatures were on the flower on second picture.
Signature: Sasha VL

Clavate Tortoise Beetle Larva

Clavate Tortoise Beetle Larva

Dear Sasha,
This is a Clavate Tortoise Beetle Larva, and it carries around its own fecal droppings as a means of camouflage.  They feed on plants that are members of the morning glory family.

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Subject: Green Beetle
Location: Juiz de Fora – Minas Gerais
November 15, 2015 4:48 am
Good morning Bugman. I found this beautiful green beetle in a forest in my town. I would like to share this beauty of nature with you on site. Do you know what this species?
Thanks from Brazil.
Signature: Marcelo Brito de Avellar

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Dear Marcelo,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, but we have not had any luck identifying the species.  Perhaps Cesar Crash of Insetologia will recognize it.  Fortuitously, when we went to the site to create a link, we found a recent posting on Insetologia identifying this Leaf Beetle as
Iphimeis dives, submitted by you, and we verified that on the Science Photo Library site.

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Subject: Beetle ID
Location: Guatemala City
October 27, 2015 9:12 pm
Hello,
I found this beauty going up my bathroom wall tonight. A bit of research turned out the name polydrusus formosus.
Please confirm.
Thank you.
Signature: Jose

Leaf Beetle, we believe

Eumolpini Leaf Beetle

Dear Jose,
Despite the similarity in coloration, we do not believe this is a Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil,
Polydrusus formosus, nor any other species of Weevil.  In our opinion, the antennae look too different and we believe this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  Compare the antennae on your individual to this image on BugGuide.  Look at the image of Colapsis sanjoseana on the Nash Turley website, but you have to scroll down, and upon cross checking that name, we found this FlickR image of an individual from Costa Rica.  The Early Birder website calls it the Eumolpini Leaf Beetle.

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Subject: Mystery Insect Captured during a nature walk in Amazonian Ecuador
Location: Cuyabeno National Park, Sucumbios, Ecuador
September 5, 2015 4:15 pm
Greetings bug-men and -women!
My name is Josh and my home is San Diego, California. Working in a pharmaceutical lab during the week, I always enjoyed indulging in the inkling in the state parks around where I live to get out and see the flora and fauna. Although I haven’t traveled much most of my life, this summer my friends were able to persuade me to go with them to Ecuador in order to tour its Amazonian and Andean reaches! Although the diversity was expected, nevertheless I was stunned by the simply unhinged assortment of birds, monkeys, and especially insects. Harboring only a very amateur level of knowledge of some scientific classifications, I was able to do research and figure out each of the insects seen on the voyage, except for one!!! The insect (or possibly even a mollusk?) I would like to present really threw me for a loop. My tour group was on its way on foot to a Siona community about longitudinally midway in the Cuyabeno National Park in Ecuador. I was falling behind the tour, so I was onl y able to snap 1 quick photo of the little guy. Anyhow after some exhaustive searches upon my return home my findings were inconclusive. If you ever find the time to take a look at it, I’d love to know what this peculiar guy was. Then I’ll be able to revise my current slang name for it, the 1934 Tatra 77, of which it bears remarkable resemblance. 😉
Signature: Sincerely, Josh

Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Josh,
This is most definitely a Tortoise Beetle in the Leaf Beetle tribe Cassidini.  We found a matching image on Getty Images, but it is not identified to the species level.  Similar looking images on FlickR and again on FlickR are not identified more specifically.  At this time, the best we can do is the general identification.

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