Location: West Virginia
July 10, 2011 12:23 pm
My son found this beetle. We searched on this site and could not find one listed. Here is a photo.
We quickly identified your beetle as a Larger Elm Leaf Beetle, Monocesta coryli, by matching it to a posting on BugGuide, also from West Virginia. There is a note that this is a variable species, and it might have dark spots, light spots, or like your individual, no spots.