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Chrysomelid - Altica

Chrysomelid - Altica
Burnaby, Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada
May 23, 2007
Size: 3mm
I will try to get a better one today

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Chrysomelid - Altica Chrysomelid - Altica Chrysomelid - Altica

Moved from Leaf Beetles.

Although the specimen is quite dirty I would hazard to guess it is an Altica species. The genus is in bad need of a revision. Host plant?

This was on Fireweed.

Excellent! Since fireweed is
Excellent! Since fireweed is closely related to evening primrose then my suggestion as to it being an Altica holds as many species feed on Oenothera and its relatives.

Moved from Beetles.

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