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Goldenrod Leaf Miner

Microrhopala vittata


Small leaf miner beetle about 6mm long. Red head and thorax. Black with one orange stripe down the edge of each wing.


Prairie restoration area.


A cluster of these came out of a plant when the leaves were separated. There were 6 or 7 of them packed into this tiny little pocket.

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2014
Submitted on Aug 11, 2014

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