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metallic blue and orange banded Leaf Beetle - Lema solani

metallic blue and orange banded Leaf Beetle - Lema solani
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 21, 2004

Leaf Beetle.
My educated guess is that this is in the genus Lema. They are extremely alert for chrysomelids, jumping and flying at the slightest provocation.

 
Lema solani
Presnt in eastern US but not widely reported. (1)
Feeds on Solanaceae. (2) Am moving...

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