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Flea Beetle - Disonycha caroliniana

Flea Beetle - Disonycha caroliniana
Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 20, 2012
Size: 6.3mm
Sorry for the mangled elytrae, but that's how I found this beetle, and it's alive in the shot.

Disonycha caroliniana (Fabricius)
Moved from Disonycha. ID'd from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Tom.

A wonderful abnormality here. The left elytron is inflated like a balloon while the right elytron has an indentation apically. It also exhibits a "bleeding" of the red vittae into large red splotches. Must have been caused by an unlucky accident while pupating.

Moved from Flea Beetles.

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