Subject: This little beauty made my day
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
July 6, 2017 4:52 am
Dear bugman,
I think this is a pollen beetle but since it’s too small, I cannot find a correct match. What do you think this is?
Signature: Gautam dikshit

Soft Winged Flower Beetle, we believe

Dear Gautam,
Sometimes when dealing with sightings from countries that do not have an extensive online database of insects, it is difficult to make an exact identification.  India does not tend to have many sources for online identification, but based on your Beetle’s similarity to North American Soft-Winged Flower Beetles in the family Melyridae, which is well represented on BugGuide, we believe that we have narrowed down the family.

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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