Subject: Unknown Beetle
June 3, 2017 6:59 pm
I can’t find a match to the flower leaf eating beetle, can you help.
I think it’s pinkish with three black stripes.
Based on this BugGuide image, we believe your Leaf Beetle might be Calligrapha californica. According to BugGuide: “Host plants are Coreopsis, Bidens and Ambrosia – all composites.” We will be post-dating your submission to go live to our site later in the month when our editorial staff is away on holiday.