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Leaf Minning Beetle

hispinae

Description:

The hispinae are part of the Cassidinae (tortise and leaf minning beetles). It has an elongated, flat body shape and punctate elytra and pronotum. As the name suggests these beetles display the same behaviour as the larvae of some moths and flies and mine into leaves to feed protected from predators and choose plant tissue with less cellulose.

Habitat:

Subtropical and wooded areas on the coast


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2 Comments

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a week ago

I know, Lauren. They look like running shoes. :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a week ago

Love its little feet!

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.94, Long: 18.41

Spotted on Nov 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 26, 2018

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