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Bagrada hilaris

Bagrada hilaris
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 25, 2008
Size: 6 mm
One of several adult specimens vacuumed from cabbages by Pam Edwards (method of removal used to avoid insecticides in her garden), one of the docents at Eaton Canyon Natural Area.
I obtained several specimens (betw. 5.5 -6 mm) which are currently in Jim Hogue's care at Cal State Northridge. Turns out he had an unidentified collection of these from mustards in his own yard.
Specimens are being sent to Dr. Rosser Garrison (CDFA), who has agreed to examine them upon his return from Argentina.
I've seen these recently on several occasions, principally on Scalebroom (Lepidospartum squamatum/ Asteraceae).
More have been found by Ron Hemberger in Orange County (see 1).
Update: ID confirmed as Bagrada hilaris. Please see INFO page.

Moved from Bagrada.

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