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Photo#597458
Yellow Beetle - Lema nigrovittata

Yellow Beetle - Lema nigrovittata
San Pedro River Valley, SE of San Manuel, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
July 29, 2011
Size: approx 12-14 mm
Looks similar to, but does not seem to match Disonycha alternata Beetle or Three-lined Potato Beetle (Lema trilinea); in tall grass, Sonoran desert area with many creosotes, elev 2800 feet

id suggestion
what about "Acalymma vittatum"

 
A. vittatum doesn't look like this and is in a diff. subfamily
the L. nigrovittata ID has been provided by a leading expert

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Lema
while reading up to ID some SC images on BugGude, I am having my doubts about this one. Of course, being from AZ the color patterns could be entirely different from eastern populations of L. daturaphila.

It might be best to move this one back to the genus level. I don't remember anything else from AZ looking like this, but I also probably wasn't entirely familiar with the area's fauna either.

Lema
based on my collecting experiences in AZ, this is most-certainly L. daturaphila (=trilinea). They were quite common at middle and lower elevations, especially on Datura.

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