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Black and Orange - Lema solani

Black and Orange - Lema solani
Cass County, Texas, USA
Size: 1/8 inch
I saw several of these today. I have no idea what they are.


Moved from Lema.

Blue-banded Lema Leaf Beetle (Lema solani)

I found some the other day also but didn't get an ID in ID Request. Mine is a little different than the rest. My specimen has a colored spot on it's pronotum where the rest have no spot.

Lema solani
Ron, the spot seems well within variation to me. I think they can both be moved to species level

Thanks Rob.
I moved mine back to species where I had initially placed it. The spot on the pronotum and the orange "stripe" being a little more narrow than the other examples on BugGuide started playing on my mind so I moved it up to genus level waiting on an expert to decide.

Thanks for your input and have a great day!

It certainly
looks like the same species. Thanks for the info.


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