Gymnetis caseyi, 27 April 2013

Gymnetis caseyi, the Harlequin flower beetle;
Lake county, Florida (27 April 2013, Nikon D90).

The Harlequin flower beetle is a distinctive and rather vivid critter. In the United States, Gymnetis caseyi ranges from southern Texas eastward to the Floridian peninsula. To date, I’ve only seen one of these — in Lake county, Florida. Sporting a rather Rorschachian design, this is a tough beetle to miss, I think. I really haven’t seen any other insect quite like it!


Learn more about the Harlequin flower beetle.

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