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Photo#291066
Beetle - Mulsantina picta

Beetle - Mulsantina picta
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
June 17, 2009
Size: ~3mm

Nice find, Peter.
Quite an unusual, tiny one.

ladybird beetle, ladybug maybe a Genus Psyllobora
I may get corrected on this, but it looks a bit like some of the ladybird beetles in Genus Psyllobora That's a nice photo by the way.

 
diff. subfam; check Mulsantina picta
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Yes, looks very much like...
...Jim's specimen (the only other submission for this species from CA).


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