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Photo#284743
bug - Brooksetta althaeae

bug - Brooksetta althaeae
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
May 18, 2009
Not sure of the size but larger than 5mm.

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Nice shot and Nice find!
It's Brooksetta althaeae, the only eastern Brooksetta species.

 
Brooksetta althaeae
Thanks! I've seen these bugs around for some time but this was the first year I got a good shot of them. I have lots of mallow growing around the yard so that helps explain why they are around here.

 
Aha!
The mallow attracts them. ^^

 
Congratulations on your Bug Guide species first!
Turns out I'd shot one of the same genus years ago, but my photo was so poor I didn't recognize it as being like yours.

Neat! Nice find, Ilona
And the little guy, too. Looks like that one has measles! Or poppy seeds.

 
The little one has a nice des
The little one has a nice design, too.

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