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Subject: Black and Red Ohio Beetle
Location: Greater Cleveland Area
December 22, 2013 2:55 pm
I saw this beetle in my backyard today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like this. It was about 3/16″.
Signature: Tim

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Hi Tim,
Our initial attempt to identify this Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae to the species level did not prove successful.  We will continue to research this matter.

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Thank you Daniel!

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Update:  February 4, 2015
Thanks to an update from Charlie indicating this is a species of Kuschelina, we were able to locate several similar looking species on BugGuide, including Kuschelina gibbitarsa, Kuschelina scripticollis and Kuschelina vians.

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

2 Responses to Leaf Beetle is Kuschelina species

  1. Charlie Staines says:

    This is a Kuschelina species.

    Charlie

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