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beetle - Cryptocephalus calidus

beetle - Cryptocephalus calidus
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
November 5, 2005
Size: 5mm
Eating rotten banana.

Moved from Cryptocephalus.

Cryptocephalus calidus.
Cryptocephalus calidus.

Looks a lot like
the image here at North Dakota.

Thank you
very much, for all your help.

Cryptocephalus calidus
I believe this is a Chrysomedlid beetle, Cryptocephalus calidus.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

C. bispinus, C. calidus, or C. venustus
There are 77 spp. of Cryptocephalus north of Mexico. (1)

The following spp. occur in FL (2) and resemble this image based on specimens in the TAMUIC:

C. bispinus, C. calidus, & C. venustus

Thank you Mike,
should I move this to cryptocephalus? or frass? it's not that great of a pic anyway.

Moved to genus...
It's a decent image and I think BG.Net needs to show some of the variety w/in Crytocephalus.

Thank you,
It looks alot like your beetle, with the bright yellow, this one looks a bit worn, and it had a missing leg.

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