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Striped Beetle - Kuschelina floridana

Striped Beetle - Kuschelina floridana
Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida, USA
July 24, 2005
Size: "ladybug" size
I've searched the images in Leaf Beetles and found one similar (Photo #7837), that has yet to be specifically ID'd. This one, having much more white on it, could perhaps be the opposite sex?
It was found in overgrown scrub habitat, in an area with high grasses and such. It only landed briefly and I was able to get this fairly clear shot.

Moved from Disonycha.

This is Kuschelina floridana.
This is Kuschelina floridana. Host plants are Seymeria and Agalinis.

I am pretty sure this is in the Subfamily: Alticinae or Flea Beetles and Genus: Disonycha (pretty close looking to Disonycha fumata)

Flea beetle
I agree this is probably an alticine--defining characteristic is their large hind femora, which allows them to jump to high (hence "flea beetles") and you can just see that under the beetle's side here. This does looks very close to Guide images of Disonycha but I can't be sure.

I agree with you on this one too! Flea Beetle, nice find very cute! :)

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