mystery beetle in Nashville, TN
September 5, 2009
Hi, I saw this beetle last week. Could it be a type of lady beetle or Harlequin beetle? Something else? Seemed larger than a typical ladybug. Did not get a chance to really measure though. It moved quickly. Any info appreciated. (Enjoying your site!)
Your beetle is a Leaf Beetle known as a Swamp Milkweed Beetle. It is not related to the Ladybird Beetles.