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spot-stripe beetle - Cryptocephalus bivius

spot-stripe beetle - Cryptocephalus bivius
Ocala National Forest, Marion County, Florida, USA
March 31, 2006
Size: about 5 mm
on unidentified shrub in sandy brushy area

One of my favorite species fr
One of my favorite species from Florida! Host plant is Quercus laevis although they can be occasionally found on other species of scrub-loving oaks. I am in the process of describing the immature stages.

Moved from Cryptocephalini.

Det. per Ed Riley:

Cryptocephalus bivius Newman


Reminds us of
the beetles in the guide under Chrysomelidae ยป Cryptocephalini such as or but there are so many leaf beetles!!