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Photo#96084
Kick boxing leaf beetle - Acalymma trivittatum

Kick boxing leaf beetle - Acalymma trivittatum
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
February 21, 2007

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Kick boxing leaf beetle - Acalymma trivittatum Kick boxing leaf beetle - Acalymma trivittatum

Moved
Moved from Acalymma.

Moved

Acalymma sp
Here is the type of the species you refer to. Looks like it is not Synetocephalus bivitatta(originally described in Phyllobrotica).
The antennomere 3 is longer than 2 in Acalymma and also the the rows of punctures are distinctive. I´m not completely sure if it is Acalymma vittatum with some additional Acalymma in California

 
Thanks, Rob, for the clarification
...

 
you can move
you can move the other one as well; seems to be the same species

what difference
to Acalymma vittatum?:
I only can spot different leg coloration, otherwise looks the same. May need verification.

 
Color of stripes is also different.
Memory fails increasingly, and I'm puzzled at how I got this ID. I do remember thinking this was some sort of cucumber beetle and was apparently "converted" by someone or something I'd seen after that. Will try to run this down, but don't have much hope.

(Written minutes later) Ah ha! First ID, which Boris has also discovered, was:


Boris, how do you want me to handle these?

 
how to handle?
I´d propose, leave them where they are, for the moment. To decide will be specialist´s buesiness.

 
Fine
Couldn't be easier.

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