Red Turnip Beetle-Entomoscelis americana

Red Turnip Beetle (Entomoscelis americana) is a small striped beetle in the family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) that attacks on plants in mustard family, such as turnips, radishes, rapeseed, cabbages, flixweed and canola etc. The adult beetle is about 7 to 10 mm long. It has a bright red head and wing cases, with a black patch just behind the head and three black stripes on their back. The remaining body is black.

Red turnip beetles-Entomoscelis americana
Red turnip beetle
Red turnip beetle
Red turnip beetle

13 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, beautiful captures.. nice Red Turnip Beetle..
Greetings..

Aniruddha H D said...

Wow, I did not know about these beetles until now, thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

It's a beautiful cute beetle. I would also love to capture them but my lens seem to be limited for small things. How i wish i have a macro lens.

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

nice images...very well documented story

vrajesh said...

NICE WORK...

Kala said...

You've captured some fabulous details of this beetle (I had never heard of this type before)

Liou said...

Interesante...

Fan of Photography said...

I love these...thanks for sharing!!

picxy said...

Nice macro :) they look so amazing.there are so many different types of beetles and i keep discovering new kinds :) thanks for the post..you can check out colorful beetle at picxy

irfanuddin said...

1st time here on ur space... loved it really...:)

Jamee said...

Such great detail!

JRandSue said...

Fantastic images,superb Macro photography.
John.

Marvin said...

Beautiful leaf beetle and great macros.