Bug of the Week: Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Today's beetle has a name longer than it is: the Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata.

This particular subspecies is only found in Arizona, California, and Oregon.

The scientific name undecimpunctata refers to the Latin for "11 spots." As my husband pointed out, this one looks more like it has 12 spots.

Does anyone recognize the flower?

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