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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.”

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Subject:  Glitter Green Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Miami Florida
Date: 01/23/2019
Time: 10:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,  I found this beetle on a carambola(Star fruit) in my back lawn. It was almost transparent with glitters of green.
How you want your letter signed:  Tammy F

Geiger Tortoise Beetle

Dear Tammy,
This is a Tortoise Beetle, a member of the tribe Cassidini of the Leaf Beetle family.  We are confident it is the Geiger Tortoise Beetle,
Physonota calochroma floridensis, which is pictured on BugGuide, and is a subspecies confined to “Florida: from Palm Beach to Key West”.  According to BugGuide:  “live adults are brilliant lime green with a black spot in the middle of the pronotum; dead museum specimens are dull yellow to cream-colored – very different from live animals” and “feeds on the Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena).”

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Subject:  Possible Leaf Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Date: 12/24/2018
Time: 01:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Any help to identify this guy would be most appreciated!  It was photographed in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest 05-15-2018.
How you want your letter signed:  John

Leaf Beetle

Dear John,
We agree that this is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, but we have not been able to substantiate its identity.  The white-tipped antennae are distinctive.

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Subject:  A Golden Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Nashik, Maharashtra, Indian.
Date: 10/30/2018
Time: 11:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I find a Golden Beetle having a plastic thin coating around  itself  please tell me about this bug……
How you want your letter signed:  Bug finder

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Bug finder,
This is a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, but we are not certain of the species.  Here is a similar looking Tortoise Beetle, but a different species from India that is pictured on FlickR.

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Subject:  Clavate Tortoise Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Andover, NJ
Date: 09/26/2018
Time: 06:40 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi Daniel,
Just wanted to share a photo from today of a beetle I almost never see – a Clavate Tortoise Beetle.  I found this one trapped in the web of a cross orb-weaver, so quickly extricated it and pulled off the web strands.  (Usually, I don’t interfere, but I couldn’t bear to let this one become dinner).  This is only the third time I’ve seen one of these elusive little beetles.  A short while later, he took off.
How you want your letter signed :  Deborah Bifulco

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Dear Deborah,
Thanks so much for sending in your image of a Clavate Tortoise Beetle.  As always, your detailed images are a wonderful resource for our readers who are trying to identify insects they find.

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Subject:  Small black beetles  with jewel colors of blue and violet
Geographic location of the bug:  Little Belt mountains Montana
Date: 08/20/2018
Time: 11:48 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have seen these in the months of June and July on blooming mountain lupines in the Little Belt and the Castle Mountains. I would like to know what kind of beetle these are?
How you want your letter signed:  David C Powers

Leaf Beetles, we believe

Dear David,
The image of a solitary beetle on a blossom is definitely a Blister Beetle in the family Meloidae, but we are uncertain of the species.  The other image showing an aggregation of Beetles appears to be a different species.  Can you clarify any information on these two images, especially the group of beetles.  Were they found aggregating as the image depicts?  Here is a BugGuide image of 
Linsleya sphaericollis that resembles the Blister Beetle in your image of a solitary individual, but again, we cannot verify the species.

Leaf Beetles

Hi, thank you for the quick response.  The aggregation of beetles I thought was the same, as the solitary beetle. But on closer inspection, I see differences in body shape. The plant is not mountain lupine. I realized I had grabbed two images taken at different places. The group is later in the summer.  Each beetle isn’t very big. Maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch. I am looking at the plant they are eating it isn’t milkweed or dogbane.  Here are more photos. They are part of the group. I isolated out a few of the beetles. They are mostly in focus. The photo was taken in July or August in Montana in the mountains.
Cheers

David

Leaf Beetles

Dear David,
Your newly submitted images appear to be the same beetles that were in your original aggregation image, and we believe they are Leaf Beetles, possibly Flea Beetles from the genus
Altica like the ones in this BugGuide image.

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