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Unidentified Red Beetle
Location: Chicago IL, July 24 2011, 4pm
July 24, 2011 2:12 pm
I found this one crawling on my leg in the garden and I’ve never seen it before…so I grabbed my cam and snapped as many shots as I could…I couldnt find any other bugs online to match this one, a rather small beetle too, no longer than a fingernail
Signature: Meg C

Lily Leaf Beetle

Hi Meg,
This is a Lily Leaf Beetle,
Lilioceris lilii, a Eurasian species that has become established in Canada and the Northern states.  Adults and larvae feed on the leaves of many cultivated plants in the lily family.

Correction:  July 28, 2011
We just received a comment bringing to our attention that what we misidentified as a Lily Leaf Beetle (see BugGuide) is actually the same Blister Beetle that confused us earlier in the month.  It is actually 
Rhyphonemognatha rufa which may also be found on Bugguide.

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Location: Illinois

2 Responses to CORRECTION: Blister Beetle, not Lily Leaf Beetle

  1. supaslim says:

    Are you sure that’s a Lily Leaf Beetle? It looks almost identical to the red blister beetle I asked for help identifying a couple weeks ago, and we’re from the same area.


    • bugman says:

      Thanks so much for catching our error. This is what happens when we try to post too many photos and letters without looking closely.

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