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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  Shah
Hema Shah 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 10 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 10 years ago

Very cute :)

Love its colour...

Rolo
Rolo 10 years ago

what a beauty!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Thank you, me.riamfb!

me.riamfb
me.riamfb 10 years ago

Beautiful bug and shots :)!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

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

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Great series!

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 10 years ago

Love the third picture...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Thanks Carol :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

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

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Great series of shots!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Beautiful bug!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

great, Cindy!

BenFenson
BenFenson 10 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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