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BenS
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I found these metallic purple beetles in Wadi Qumran on Friday, Jan 21, 2011. (see my profile picture)

They are about 4-5mm long, and they were all on one plant.

Does anyone know what they are? Genus? Family?

Thanks,

Ben

schatz.ben@gmail.com

January 24, 2011 at 7:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

saturnids
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Posts: 468

Hi Ben,

Do you have a larger photo?

It is definetly a Chrysomelidae which you can check here.

It looks a bit like Lachnaia cerealis (see photo bellow) but the photo is too small to see clearly.

You can send a larger photo?

Oz



January 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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