Subject: Beautiful Ladybug
Geographic location of the bug: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Time: 08:50 PM EDT
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 signed: Johannes Oehl
This is not a Lady Beetle. It is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, and based on the hind legs, we believe it is a Flea Beetle in the tribe Alticini. It is identified as Omophoita sp. on the Las Cruces and Wilson Botanical Gardens Costa Rica 2010 Smug Mug site. It is identified as Omophoita cyanipennis on FlickR and on Jungle Dragon it is called an Eight Spotted Flea Beetle.
Thank you very much for the identification work!!!!