Hi Bugman
I hope you are the person who can tell me what kind of bug that I photographed. This striped bug reminded me of a ladybug when it flew but it has stripes instead of dots. I was walking through a marsh area in southeastern Michigan. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Cris Music

Hi Chris,
We wrote to Eric Eaton for more information on your Leaf Beetle from the Family Chrysomelidae. Here is what he wrote: “This is indeed a leaf beetle, probably in the genus Disonycha, one of the larger flea beetles. Can’t give a species without running the specimen through a key, but that should get you in the ballpark to find more info.”

One Response to Disonycha Leaf Beetle

  1. Sarah from TN says:

    One of these came in the house riding on the dog. My son thought it was a lady bug as well, due to it’s shape, similar size and the way it flew. When he put it in my hand, it made a clicking sound and jumped like a flea. I won’t lie. It scared me, because it jumped on me and I didn’t know what it was. I am glad that I found it on here, but sad I didn’t get a picture of it to post.

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