Subject:  Is this a ladybug?
Geographic location of the bug:  San Antonio tx
Date: 02/05/2019
Time: 12:57 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello I’m having trouble finding this bug online.
How you want your letter signed:  Erika garza

Leaf Beetle

Dear Erika,
This is not a Lady Beetle.  It is a Leaf Beetle in the genus
Calligrapha, but we are uncertain of the species.  According to BugGuide:  “38 spp. and sspp. in 4 subgenera in our area.”

Location: San Antonio, Texas

One Response to Leaf Beetle

  1. G.L. Dearman says:

    This could perhaps be the camphorweed chrysomelid beetle, Zygogramma heterothecae, rather than Calligrapha sp.

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