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″.
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.
Thank you Daniel!
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 , including , and .