Leaf Beetle

Subject:  Cute beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Saint Paul, MN
Date: 09/03/2017
Time: 05:53 PM EDT
I saw this guy and was curious about what he is. Maybe a flea beetle?
How you want your letter signed:  Krista

Leaf Beetle: Calligrapha californica

Dear Krista,
Thanks to this BugGuide image, we have identified your Leaf Beetle as
Calligrapha californica.  According to BugGuide:  “The adult is a dark beige beetle approximately 6 mm long with 3 black stripes on its back” and “Larva feed on beggarticks (Bidens) and possibly other plants.” 

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