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Cottonwood leaf beetle (larvae)

Chrysomela scripta

Description:

Several thousand beetle larvae all sharing the same tree. There were colonies in pretty much every crevice, hanging from the twigs, on the grass nearby...

Habitat:

Burgess Falls, Tennessee


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5 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Jack & Mary! By the time we were ready to leave we also had a few on the windshield & I even found one on my arm! I'm guessing they must have just dropped from the trees!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

wow, now that is a lot of larvae! wonderful spot and photo series.

oxyjack
oxyjack 2 years ago

Wow, cool spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Cindy! I think it will be a bumper year for leaf beetles in Tennessee!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

Great spotting!

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.04, Long: -85.59

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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