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Rusty Leaf Beetle - Syneta ferruginea

Rusty Leaf Beetle - Syneta ferruginea
Bald Mountain Summit, Murray County, Georgia, USA
June 7, 2012
Located at approximately 4005' elevation in the Cohutta Mountain Wilderness. This tiny Leaf Beetle was perched on the posterior end of this individual millipede (possible Narceus americanus/annularis species complex):

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Jan Ciegler agrees: "Sure looks like Syneta ferruginea (Germar)"
Moved from Syneta.

 
Shawn M. Clark says: "Syneta ferruginea and S. extorris...
"...are extremely similar in their morphology and very difficult to distinguish. They are most confidently identified by their different host plants."

 
v, Wish
I could help with the host plant. I only saw it on this guy: and then I lost it. Also, I think there is currently only one image of S. extorris in the guide, and that ID may now be in question as well.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Syneta sp.

 
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Thanks v, I figured you would know.

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