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Neobrotica pluristicta - on plant where found

Neobrotica pluristicta - on plant where found
Santa Rita Experimental Range, Florida Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2013
The info page says that the associated food plant is chilopsis, Desert Willow. This is not chilopsis but a plant I don't recognize.
gathering 2013

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Chrysomelid ? - Neobrotica pluristicta Neobrotica pluristicta - caudal view - Neobrotica pluristicta Neobrotica pluristicta - quasi-ventral view - Neobrotica pluristicta Neobrotica pluristicta - on plant where found

The plant
could be southwestern coralbean (Erythrina flabelliformis), in the legume family; I photographed a similar beetle on coralbean recently.

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