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Small beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus

Small beetle - Cryptocephalus venustus
rural, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
July 4, 2014
Size: 5 mm
On black-eyed susan

Moved tentatively; the Balabans must be right
Moved from Beetles.

Likely something in Cryptocephalus

but it is a very difficult group especially without a straight on dorsal shot. But maybe someone can get you to species or species group.