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Photo#1035913
unknown beetle sp. - Brachiacantha ursina

unknown beetle sp. - Brachiacantha ursina
Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA
May 30, 2007
found on thistle

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unknown beetle sp. - Brachiacantha ursina unknown beetle sp. - Brachiacantha ursina

Moved
Moved from Scymninae.

Brachiacantha, no?
I believe I see the tell-tale femoral spine peeking out above the pronotum...

 
Brachiacantha ursina (Fabricius)
is most common in the area.
Brachiacantha felina (Fabricius) is also possible...

Moved
I cant confidently get to the genus without seeing the legs, but there are others here who can narrow it down more...

Moved from ID Request.

Cryptocephalinae
Have a look at subfamily Cryptocephalinae.

 
and after that...
have a look in the Scymninae of Coccinellidae. I think you'll have better luck there :)

 
Scymninae
I added a side view of this beetle species. The legs are not very clear, but maybe it might help

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