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Subject: Bug/Beetle
Location: Paintsville, KY
July 18, 2014 5:39 pm
I have photographed bugs for over five years and have never run across one of these. Can you please help?
Signature: Jennifer Perdue

Case Bearing Leaf Beetle:  Cryptocephalus mutabilis

Case Bearing Leaf Beetle: Cryptocephalus mutabilis

Hi Jennifer,
We needed to do a bit of searching on BugGuide to identify your Leaf Beetle as
Cryptocephalus mutabilis, one of the Case Bearing Leaf Beetles in the subfamily Cryptocephalinae.  According to BugGuide it is “Polyphagous” meaning it is not especially particular about which leaves it will eat.

Case Bearing Leaf Beetle:  Cryptocephalus mutabilis

Case Bearing Leaf Beetle: Cryptocephalus mutabilis

Thank you so very much!!! I guess I didn’t search deep enough lol. Thank you again for your time and quick response!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Paintsville, Kentucky

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