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Cottonwood leaf beetle (larvae)

Chrysomela scripta


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...


Burgess Falls, Tennessee

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KarenL 6 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 6 years ago

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

oxyjack 6 years ago

Wow, cool spotting!

KarenL 6 years ago

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

CindyBinghamKeiser 6 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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