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Subject: Pink Bug from Peru
Location: Central Peru
January 14, 2014 5:59 pm
Hello Bugman,
tonight I submit a picture of this beauty which I photographed in the cloudforest of central Peru a few months back. Can you help to identify it?
Thank you very much!
Signature: Frank

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Hi Frank,
We don’t really have the time to research this, but this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.

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Subject: Beetle from Peru
Location: Central Peru
January 2, 2014 7:08 pm
Please help me to identify this beetle from the cloudforest in Peru (photo taken at about 1.200 m Elevation on the eastern slope of the Andes). Thank you!
Signature: Frank

Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Frank,
We are in awe of the bold, complimentary colors of this stunning Tortoise Beetle in the subfamily Cassidinae and tribe Cassidini.  This Peruvian Amazon relative pictured on FlickR bears a resemblance and we would would not doubt they might both be in the genus
Eugenysa, or this individual also on FlickR and also from Peru and also tentatively in the genus Eugenysa.

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Subject: is this a kind of False Blister Beetle?
Location: Barbados
December 26, 2013 6:57 pm
Hi,
I was out doing some macro work today and saw a couple of these black and red beetles. The closest match i found on Google was a red and black false blister beetle, but none of the images had the exact dimple pattern on back. They were about 1cm in length and were found on some grass.
Thanks
Signature: Niaz

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle probably Anisostena cyanoptera

Dear Niaz,
Your photos are of an excellent quality, and they greatly aided our ability to provide you with an identification.  We did need to crop your images to maximize the size of the beetle, which meant we needed to move your trademark logo within the image.  This is not a Blister Beetle.  It is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  We located a very close match on BugGuide,
Anisostena ariadne.  Once we had a genus name, we were able to try to search for relatives in Barbados, and though there is no photograph, Anisostena cyanoptera is listed on the Coleoptera Neotropical page for the Antilles.  Though we could not locate any images of Anisostena cyanoptera, we believe that is the correct identification for your Leaf Beetle.

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle probably Anisostena cyanoptera

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the information and effort, it is greatly appreciated. Don’t worry about relocating the logo that’s fine. I’m actually in a bit of a dilemma, on one hand would like to contribute images to your amazing website but on the other I don’t want to give you any extra work lol.
I have a macro album on Facebook if you want to see more images. Just look me up Niaz Dokrat ‎.
Regards and best wishes for the new year,
Niaz

Hi Niaz,
It wasn’t much trouble.  Feel free to send any images you would like to have identified or any that you think would be a good addition to our site.  I don’t believe we have many images from Barbados in our archives.  We will identify and post what we have the time to devote to, and when we are especially busy, many submissions go unanswered.  This is a slower time of the year for us.

 

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Subject: Type of Ladybug?
Location: Hardwick, VT
December 23, 2013 10:41 am
I was doing some work in a cemetery and saw this unusual bug on a gravestone.
I’ve always been intrigued by bugs since I was a child so I decided to take a photo of it.
The cemetery is located in Hardwick, VT and the photo was taken this fall.
Signature: Erick

Leaf Beetle:  Calligrapha species

Leaf Beetle: Calligrapha species

Hi Erick,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the genus
Calligrapha.  According to BugGuide, there are at least 38 species in North America, and many are difficult to tell apart.

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Subject: Black and Red Ohio Beetle
Location: Greater Cleveland Area
December 22, 2013 2:55 pm
I saw this beetle in my backyard today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like this. It was about 3/16″.
Signature: Tim

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Hi Tim,
Our initial attempt to identify this Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae to the species level did not prove successful.  We will continue to research this matter.

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Thank you Daniel!

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Update:  February 4, 2015
Thanks to an update from Charlie indicating this is a species of Kuschelina, we were able to locate several similar looking species on BugGuide, including Kuschelina gibbitarsa, Kuschelina scripticollis and Kuschelina vians.

 

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Subject: Small Unknown Bug
Location: Hawthorne, CA
September 13, 2013 2:22 pm
Hi Daniel,
This tiny bug was on a Mexican Milkweed leaf in the back today. Do you know what it is?
Signature: Thanks, Anna Carreon

Unknown Beetle on Milkweed

Case Bearing Leaf Beetle on Milkweed

Hi Anna,
This is not a True Bug.  Because of the larger number of antennae segments, this can be identified as a beetle, but it doesn’t really look like a Leaf Beetle.  We will try to research this more later.

Thank you, Daniel.  Any help you can provide will be helpful.
Anna

We will try to get some assistance from Eric Eaton.

Eric Eaton provides a classification
Hi, Daniel:
It actually *is* a leaf beetle, one of the case-bearing (as larvae) leaf beetles in the Cryptocephalinae subfamily.  This is probably a species of Pachybrachis.  Nice image considering how small they are.
Eric

Daniel & Eric,
Thank you for this identification.  Got a new camera and am pleased with what it can do!
Anna

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