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unkn Red Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa

unkn Red Beetle - Leptinotarsa rubiginosa
Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 31, 2010
Size: ~1cm
Looked through a few pages in bugguide, but not sure to which group this belongs. Can someone ID? Looked like it was painted with red fingernail polish!

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Leptinotarsa rubiginosa
I've been looking for this one for years

 
Thanks Margarethe:
It was a beautiful little beetle - enamel red no less! I hope you find yours soon.

 
Nice specimen!
I think that's how it goes; when you're actively looking for something, you don't find it but everyone else will happen upon one. I've been looking for a Dynastes tityus forever and it seems that everyone else just find them on sidewalks and such.