Subject: Beetle ID
Location: Guatemala City
October 27, 2015 9:12 pm
I found this beauty going up my bathroom wall tonight. A bit of research turned out the name polydrusus formosus.
Please confirm.
Thank you.
Signature: Jose

Leaf Beetle, we believe

Eumolpini Leaf Beetle

Dear Jose,
Despite the similarity in coloration, we do not believe this is a Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil,
Polydrusus formosus, nor any other species of Weevil.  In our opinion, the antennae look too different and we believe this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  Compare the antennae on your individual to this image on BugGuide.  Look at the image of Colapsis sanjoseana on the Nash Turley website, but you have to scroll down, and upon cross checking that name, we found this FlickR image of an individual from Costa Rica.  The Early Birder website calls it the Eumolpini Leaf Beetle.

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala

2 Responses to Eumolpini Leaf Beetle from Guatemala

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    They mean “Eumolpini”.

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