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tiny beetle - Palaeothona picta

tiny beetle - Palaeothona picta
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
June 1, 2006
Size: aprox. 2mm
I have seen pleasing fungus beetles that were this color but this in much smaller.
On Oak.
Also when disturbed these just disappear(jump?). So maybe flea beetle?

Moved from Flea Beetles.

Appears to be Luperaea (Palae
Appears to be Luperaea (Palaeothona) picta.

Or should that be 'boing-o?' Ha! Yes, it is a flea beetle.

flea beetle
Thanks Eric.

Reminds me of
Asphaera lustrans Compare

flea Beetle
Thanks Hannah, This one however was much smaller.

You're right -
sorry I didn't notice the size you mentioned.

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