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small beetle - Oulema variabilis

small beetle - Oulema variabilis
houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
April 19, 2007
Size: 6mm
two very similar but different beetles. Are they related (see the other post)

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small beetle - Oulema variabilis small beetles - Oulema variabilis - male - female

Moved from Oulema cornuta.

Moved from Oulema melanopa.

now we have the correct name = O.cornuta

not melanopus
The introduced O.melanopus has all red tibiae and a black head. Consequently, this has to be a domestic species.

Boris (from Europe).

Same subfamily?
This one looks like genus Oulema, in the Chrysomelidae family, subfamily Criocerinae, same as your other photo.

Oulema melanopus
I agree on Oulema. From the all red legs and big size I think this is Oulema melanopus

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