Tag Archives: Leaf beetle



Posts will be infrequent and short as I work on other projects. So, in case you missed it before, this Dogbane leaf beetle — tired of posing — lifts its elytra and unfolds the flight […]

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Dogbane Leaf Beetle

This has got to be one of the shiniest leaf beetles in Canada and I was glad to come across them this hot summers’ day when I was feeling down and dispirited. As their name suggests, […]

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Red Leaf Beetles

Found these two red leaf beetles (possibly Tricholochmaea cavicollis) enjoying the view on the fringes of the pine sandhills at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton.  A natural history fail on my part, I did not […]

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A Willow-feeding Leaf Beetle

  This willow leaf beetle, Calligrapha verrucosa (Suffrian 1858) was found moving on the sand near a stream in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta. They  feed on  the coyote willow (Salix exigua), whose habitat is best understood by […]

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