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Photo#187253
colorful leaf beetle - Prasocuris vittata

colorful leaf beetle - Prasocuris vittata
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 1, 2008
Size: 4mm
This little beetle was nectaring on a buttercup flower.

Moved

Prasocuris vittata
In Prasocuris phellandrii the black stripes do not narrow toward the head, they remain straight as in this picture: http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id92568/
This beetle is Prasocuris vittata.

Thanks Tim
It's great that you're able to put a species name to this nice little beetle.

Prasocuris phellandrii
From D&A and How to know the beetles, this one is Prasocuris phellandrii (Linnaeus), only northeast memeber of the genus (under subfamily Chrysomelinae). Prasocuris species appear to have moved to another genus at some time in the past, but I checked ITIS and Prasocuris is valid (correct), per the NAmer leaf beetle checklist of 2003.

nice image, and another new species for BugGuide :)

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