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Found in southern IL
I saw this beetle outside the Oakland Public Main Library. Is it a Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle?
Found in southern IL, are exterminating because they are invasive
Flew into the house with a heavy careless flight, crashing into things. Caught and tossed him out
The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...