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Photo#1529848
Unknown Beetle

Unknown Beetle
Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
May 26, 2018
Size: .7mm
What kind of beetle is this?

indicated size unrealistic
has to be at least x10 that large

 
False
That would be even more unrealistic. It is about the size of the head and thorax region of a Virginia tiger beetle in my collection. Wish I could show you a picture, but I guarantee that it is not three inches long.

 
seriously?
.7 mm is about the diameter of size 3 insect pin

 
Touche
I intended .7 centimeters. Ten times .7 centimeters is approximately 3 inches. Ten times .7 millimeters is precisely its size.

Looks like something in the Doryphorina subtribe
probably in the genus Calligrapha

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