The wild roses have been prolific this year and most of them have at least one or two small longhorn beetles eating the pollen.
One day a new kid showed up. I nicknamed it “the pinto beetle” for its striking colours, intending at some point to ID it.
I found a lead on Pete Hillman’s nature photography blog.
His photo looked very similar, except his beetle was yellow, mine was creamy white. But he got me going in the right direction.
Today I went hunting again. Bingo! I have a name: Judolia montivagans, the flower beetle. Quite a mouthful for such a little guy. 🙂
Flower beetle Judolia monitvagans