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Flea Beetle

Asphaera sp., Chrysomelidae

Description:

Possibly a member of Endomychidae family (Handsome Fungus Beetles) but I am fairly sure it's the Chrysomelidae family (leaf beetles) The insects of the beetle family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles, and include over 37,000 species in more than 2,500 genera, making up one of the largest and most commonly encountered of all beetle families.

Habitat:

Spotted in the rainforest in Milpe, Ecuador

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Flea Beetle
Asphaera sp. Flickr


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3 Comments

Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 2 years ago

Thank you bayucca. Really appreciated

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini, Asphaera sp., closer is not possible without the native specimen. Asphaera is like Omophoita a huge and tricky genus.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

To me, all of those look more like members of Endomychidae family (Handsome Fungus Beetles) or Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles); but not Ladybirds (antennae are too long...)...

Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on May 17, 2018
Submitted on Sep 8, 2018

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