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small beetle - Megacerus discoidus

small beetle - Megacerus discoidus
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
September 24, 2005
Size: about 4 mm
Anyone recognize this small beetle? It was found on goldenrod flowers.


Megacerus discoidus
32773- Megacerus discoidus

Dr. John M. Kingsolver
Florida State Colection of Arthropods
Gainsville, FL

Seed "weevil."
Excellent shot of a bruchid or "seed weevil." They were in their own family (Bruchidae) until recently, when they were lumped in with the leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae). Richard White's field guide to beetles (Peterson Field Guide series) includes a color image of the male of this species, so you might check that reference. Again, great shot of what be the most colorful of the usually drab bruchids:-)

Am moving to Megacerus sp...