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Spotted/striped beetle - Cryptocephalus castaneus

Spotted/striped beetle - Cryptocephalus castaneus
Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA
July 5, 2008
Size: ~7mm bl

Moved from Leaf Beetles.

I would say it is just an ext
I would say it is just an extreme color form of C. castaneus. Otherwise it fits that species well.

Something in the Cryptocephalinae
we would guess. See unfortunately still unidentified. Dr Watts is looking through the Chrysomelidae and we may get some information on these when he gets to them. Keep your fingers crossed!

u've found a very close relative indeed, perhaps conspecific

checked it.
I would say clearly genus Cryptocephalus. Just for fun, I went through White's 1968 key to 71 NA species and it was close to several but I couldn't get a solid ID. The key usually works pretty well.

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