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Leaf Beetle

Calligrapha rowena

Notes:

This is another dogwood feeder, but much more colorful than the Dogwood Calligrapha - Calligrapha philadelphica.

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12 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks sunnyjosef and Anne Marie for the nice comments.

That's a beauty!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Wow!! what a pattern!!!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Keith. It's early in the season, I'm sure you'll get some nicely colored beetles soon.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Awesome spotting. One of my favorite beetles. All of my beetles so far this year have been plain black.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Thanks. It's those tiny beetle that you capture amazingly that I have trouble with.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Fyn, your macros have been very good and the converter should help, especially with the smaller ones.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

I'll do my best.
I'm about to get a macro converter for my fixed lens bridge camera so I might rival you in the macros ;-)

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Fyn. You'll have to find one in Maine this year:-)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Such amazing colors.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Kd, we have about 2 or 3 dozen different species of Calligrapha around here. It isn't hard finding members of this genus, but I've only ever found 2 of this colorful species.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Another one! So beautiful! The season must be very good for them where you are.

Tom15
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Tom15

New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 9, 2014

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