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This bug(Beetle?) was found on the southern oregon coast. I had been walking on a grassy trail that goes to the beach. When I came home I found this bug in my hair .I have never seen a bug like this before. It is the same in size as a ladybug ,also has wings and flies like a ladybug .the legs are a light brownish red and seemed sticky or clingy. The body is a silvery/pale green color with black patterns on it. I took several photo’s of the bug and let it go in my garden. I can’t wait to show these pictures to my grandson. He is fascinated by insects. I would love to find out the name of this beetle so when my grandson asks me what it is I will be able to tell him. my sincere thanks, your help is much appreciated.

Hi D.L.
This beetle is in the genus Calligrapha and is one of the Leaf Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae. There are some images on BugGuide. We don’t know the species, but want to take the liberty, based on the scientific name, of calling this genus the Calligraphy Beetles.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oregon

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