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Photo#187932
Reddish Beetle - Chrysolina staphylaea

Reddish Beetle - Chrysolina staphylaea
47.63058N 52.68751W, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
June 4, 2008
Size: 7 mm Body Length
Found crawling on our front sidewalk. When it got frightened, it seemed to curl up in a defensive posture and play dead. Help with an ID appreciated.

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Moved
Moved from Chrysomelinae.

Keys out to Chrysolina staphy
Keys out to Chrysolina staphylea. The lateral sulcus on the pronotum is common on Chrysolina. It being entirely reddish-brown and restricted to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia places it as C. staphylea.

nice find
looks like a leafbeetle from the Chrysomelinae subfamily. I don't think we have this species in the guide yet.

 
Thanks
Thank you, Rob, for the ID and comments. I've moved it to the Subfamily Chrysomelinae page for now. Maybe if there is a species ID, a new page can be created.

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