Subject:  Black and yellow-orange beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Gainesville, Florida, USA
Date: 04/25/2019
Time: 10:17 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This little beetle was found by my friend, and neither of us can identify it.  It’s approximately 5mm long and was found on a bean-like plant.
How you want your letter signed:  RobynB.

Leaf Beetle

Dear Robyn B.,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  We located this image of
Lema solani on BugGuide that looks like a match to us, but it feeds on members of the nightshade family, not on beans.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you SO much for your help- we looked in many books and sites but couldn’t identify it.  You’re wonderful!!
Thanks so much,
Location: Gainesville, Florida

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