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Spotted cucumber beetle for California in November - Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Spotted cucumber beetle for California in November - Diabrotica undecimpunctata
UCI Arboretum, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
November 28, 2005

11 or 12 spots
Ron, there is a Forum debate about the D. u. undecimpunctata subspecies page/images. There is a reference to 11 spots for the subspecies in the EPPO Data Sheets. As I observed 12 spots on all but 1 image which actually has 10 spots, I can't help but notice that some images and I should say especially this one does seem to have 11 spots if you consider the top middle spot as one even though it does span across 2 elytras. If that was the case/interpretation, then this image may be D. u. undecimpunctata. Any thoughts on this possibility? Any thoughts on how a beetle with presumably "symetrical" spot arrangement could have 11 spots any other way?

 
I plead complete ignorance on this one.
Well, actually my lack of knowledge is greater than that.

Sorry to be of no help.

 
No problem
It was shot in a dark, thanks for the quick response.

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