Spotted Cucumber Beetle?

I’ve been watching an insect in my sun garden for two days now. It looks a bit like a lady beetle or lady beetle larva, but the head seems different – just small and black – no big platey head with white patches – and it has very long antennae. Also, it is yellow. It has eleven black spots – a row of three near the head, the middle spot being in a “v” shape, and then two rows of four. Can you please tell me what it is? Sorry that I don’t have a camera good enough at closeups to photograph it for you (if you can recommend a good digital camera for photographing insects and flowers, please let me know – I am thinking of requesting that from hubby for Christmas…).
Thanks, and I love your site!!

Hi Julia,
It sounds like a Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi. Here is a photo I downloaded from this site which has lots of information on this garden pest.

That’s it! That’s it! Thanks! Julia

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