Red-rimmed skeletonizing leaf beetle (Say, 1823) Edit

Galeruca externa

3rd September, 2008.

Arthropods (Arthropoda)----Insects (Insecta)---beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga---Chrysomeloidea---Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae)----Galerucinae---Galeruca----G. externa

The genus Galeruca  contains some very similar species that are extremely hard to tell apart, though geographical locatons can help alot. This species can be identified from G. browni from the all black head and pronotum area.