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Can you please tell me what these bugs are? The yellow one was found on our squash plants, and the other in the grass. We live in the Baton Rouge, La. area.
Jeanette Murray

Striped Cucumber BeetlesUnknown Leaf Beetle

Hi Jeanette,
These are both Leaf Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae. The ones mating on the squash plant are Striped Cucumber Beetles, Acalymma vittata. The other beetle is also one of the Leaf Beetles, but we are not sure of the species.

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Location: Louisiana

4 Responses to Leaf Beetles: Mating Striped Cucumber Beetles and Unknown Family Member

  1. jennyknight says:

    The one on the right is Calligrapha californica coreopsivora.

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for identifying the Leaf Beetle from this old posting. We rarely have time to return to our archives to make changes and corrections.

  2. rissa849 says:

    How do you get rid of them?

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