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Weirdly Spotted Cucumber Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Weirdly Spotted Cucumber Beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata
Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
August 24, 2010
With other Spotted Cucumber Beetles on Sunflower.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Alice, stay out of PhotoShop!
LOL!

 
Untouched :)
But is it just a Spotted Cucumber Beetle?

 
Pretty sure it is
Have you seen this post?


I was fairly certain I'd seen one messier than yours, but apparently not at Bug Guide.

 
Thanks...
I tried to look through the other photos for a weird one but there are a whole lotta pages!

Should I frass this or would there be interest later?

 
I'd say it's a keeper
Evidently, there's variation in these, and we're not showing much of it. (Had your bug been posted before, you'd have recognized it. Uh, this is starting to sound like time travel.) Plus, there isn't another from California in August.

 
very interesting
Beside the pattern on the elytra the feet and basal antennomeres are very dark allmost all black instead of yellow based. Very interesting. Definitively a keeper.

 
Different?
Any reason to believe it is NOT a Diabrotica undecimpunctata with these differences?

 
variation
No, I think it is D undecimpunctata. Especially as you found it among other spotted cucumber beetles. It`s just a very dark specimen I guess.

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