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Ladybird Family?

This little beetle was about 1/8" (3 mm) long. My first thought was that it was some kind of ladybug.
This particular one was on a corn leaf, where I think it might have been eating aphids.

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Guest 03-Aug-2004 21:22
Yes, a lady beetle in the genus Psyllobora. They feed on spores of mildews, though, not on aphids.