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Orange w/ black stripes beetle - Brachysomida bivittata

Orange w/ black stripes beetle - Brachysomida bivittata
DuPage County, Illinois, USA
June 3, 2005
Size: 8mm

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Orange w/ black stripes beetle - Brachysomida bivittata Orange w/ black stripes beetle - Brachysomida bivittata

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I agree...
...with the suggestion above that this is the cerambycid, Brachysomida bivittata.

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mimic!?
This one was among Lema daturiphila, but it is not this species. Reasons:
- pronotum not contricted, but bordered at sides;
- elytra with fine, irregular punctures and pubescence.

I´m moving it to family level Chrysomelidae, not being sure if it might even be a longhorn.

 
What do you think of
the Cerambycid, Brachysomida bivittata? Yanega plate 3 says the species is very variable and shows one with black spots on an orange pronotum and striped elytra, fig 31a. In the guide we have Tom's with stripes and with black spots on the orange pronotum. We left a note there for Frank who identified those. Other images of the variablity here.

 
But
The shape of the elytra is so different! Almost triangular in B. bivittata, parallel in the insect in question. I don't know anything about these beetles but this is very unconvincing.
To me it has the looks of Chrysomelidae.

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