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Banded Cucumber Beetle

Diabrotica balteata

Description:

Jewel colored beetle about 6mm long with yellow, turquoise and green on wings. The head is red and underneath the abdomen is black.

Habitat:

Unknown bush in chaparral area along Lake Hodges trail

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22 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Stunning!!

I love the colors as well! Thank you for the comments Ryan and Michael.

MichaelLohr
MichaelLohr 9 years ago

I love the colors on this little guy!

Ryan21
Ryan21 9 years ago

what nice colours it has on its back!!

These little beetles look like a piece of jewelry left on a bush! Thanks for the comments.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Very cute :)

Love its colour...

Rolo
Rolo 9 years ago

what a beauty!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you, me.riamfb!

me.riamfb
me.riamfb 9 years ago

Beautiful bug and shots :)!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

i just had a look at the third picture!! Friendly fella! Cuteness.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you VianneyTedjamulia and KarenL. I like that it waved at the camera in the third picture :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great series!

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 9 years ago

Love the third picture...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thanks Carol :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

He looks in a good mood, dancing up a storm. WOW! Wonderful Photos! SO SO COOL!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you for the suggestion RP Mainali but it was confirmed on BugGuide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/595801

RP  Mainali
RP Mainali 9 years ago

dear friend , i think it is not a banded cucumber beetle, but it is a banded blister beetle of meloidae family. it is pest but it feed on the egg of grasshopper.thank you

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you all. This bug was so pretty but didn't care to be photographed. It risked the spiderweb to get away :o

Evina Karasavva
Evina Karasavva 9 years ago

Great series of shots!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Beautiful bug!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

great, Cindy!

BenFenson
BenFenson 9 years ago

Haha he looks like he's waving at you in the third picture :)

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 17, 2011
Submitted on Nov 17, 2011

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