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Exochomus sp.


Very small beetle, less than 3mm long with red and orange elytra with black markings. The pronotum and head are all black.


Mexican Bush Sage in backyard


Spotted by one of my teen nature enthusiasts :) Submitted to BugGuide. This is another new beetle for me.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lady Beetle
Exochomus fasciatus Species Exochomus fasciatus - BugGuide.Net

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Hi Seema, bugs are everywhere! Many of my bug spottings are from my own yard. Look near water such as a Riparian area or lake. Many are on bushes with flowers although they may not be on the flowers themselves. Look underneath the flowers and leaves.
For me, it took a long time to train myself to see them. Now I'll walk past bushes and just notice something looks different. I'll stop and look for what isn't "right". Usually it's a splash of color or an odd shape that ends up being a bug :)

Seema 7 years ago

Dear Cindy, can u suggest me few locations to see bugs..ur and my place r nt much diff geographically...

Thank you Livan!!!

LivanEscudero 7 years ago

I believe it is an Exochomus sp. I picked the one suggested above based on markings and location, but wait for confirmation in bugguide.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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