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Unidentified - Monocesta coryli

Unidentified - Monocesta coryli
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
May 20, 2005
Size: 12-14 mm
With my limited guides and inability to match this specimen with images on this site, I need a bit of help. Thanks.

Larger elm leaf beetle.
Ah-ha! One I recognize:-) This is a "larger elm leaf beetle",Monocesta coryli. They are highly variable, and may have stronger, darker spots or bands, or be completely immaculate. The large size and "guitar" shape help ID this insect instantly.

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