Flea Beetle

Subject:  Pretty beetle found on fishing pier Geographic location of the bug:  Florida Date: 02/18/2020 Time: 11:01 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I found this handsome gentleman hiding in-between two slabs of concrete on a marine fishing pier. He’s very pretty! What does he eat? I’m not entirely sure why’d he prefer being … Read more

Eight Spotted Flea Beetle from Costa Rica

Subject:  Beautiful Ladybug Geographic location of the bug:  Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Date: 10/29/2017 Time: 08:50 PM EDT Hi there, I failed to identify this bug, I have found on a palm leave in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It  ‘s size is about other lady bugs. Can you identify, please? How you want your letter … Read more

Unknown Flea Beetle from Mount Rainier

Subject: Beetle ID Location: Mt Rainier NP, WA June 6, 2017 9:08 am Team Biota, volunteers at Mt Rainier would like you to identify a recent find from Steven’s Canyon in Mt Rainier. The beetle was crawling along the rocks in the canyon (70 degrees, sunny) but, did not appear feeding on any plant life. … Read more

Possibly Flea Beetle from Zambia

Subject: Zambia Location: Zambia January 31, 2017 1:19 am Hello, I found the buck below in Sambia in vetches. Thank you very much! Signature: S. Frantz Dear S. Frantz, We believe this is some species of Flea Beetle in the tribe Alticini, a group in the Leaf Beetle family Chrysomelidae.  Your image resembles this image … Read more

Flea Beetle

Subject: Safe or not? Location: North east USA, Pennsylvania July 8, 2016 2:48 pm I occasionally find these in my kitchen they kind of jump and I believe they have wings like ladybugs but I haven’t seen them fly just jump… Signature: Concerned Mama Dear Concerned Mama, Thank you for including a pack of Newport … Read more