Subject: Chrysomelidae in Spain
Location: Spain
April 19, 2017 6:29 am
Dear Bugman,
I would like to know the name of this bug I saw in the Cantabrian region (north of Spain) last week. I’ve searched through lots of websites and the only information I got is that it could be from the Chrysomelidae family.
I appreciate your help!
Signature: Claudia

Plantain Leaf Beetle

Dear Claudia,
We tried, unsuccessfully, to identify this distinctive looking Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

Thanks so much for your quick reply!
PS. I love your site
You are welcome, and thanks for the compliment. 

Plantain Leaf Beetle identification thanks to Karl
Hello Daniel and Claudia:
This distinctive beetle is Oedionychus cinctus (Family Chrysomelidae: Subfamily Galerucinae: Tribe Alticini). The common name appears to be Plantain Flee Beetle, and its distribution is Portugal, Spain and southern France.  Regards, Karl

Location: Cantabria, Spain

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