Can you see me?

Took a little walk-about at Audubon this morning. Look who I found all tucked in a bed of moss:

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Not sure of the species. Isn’t it cute?

UPDATE:  My very knowledgeable friends tell me it’s a striped flea beetle.  Still not sure of species, because apparently there are several varieties of striped flea beetles.

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4 thoughts on “Can you see me?

  1. Close as I can figure it appears to be a flea beetle (perhaps a pigweed flea beetle / Disonycha glabrata or close relative ) and yes it is an attractive little critter like a cross between a lady bug and a potato beetle.

    I do not think they are very common around here but perhaps the milder fall and winter weather brought it further north?

    http://www.dpughphoto.com/beetles.htm

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