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Leaf Beetle


A bright green Leaf Beetle with orange markings on the elytra. About 7 mm in length. The legs have pale green femora. The tibiae, tarsi and antennae are all dark orange. The underside of the beetle is interesting, with a bright red thorax and an orange abdomen. I would give it a common name as the "Bleeding Heart Leaf Beetle". Family Chrysomelidae.


Found under a light at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 weeks ago

Wonderful. Looks like Diabrotica porracea.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 weeks ago

I like your proposed common name. :-)

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Mar 1, 2019
Submitted on Mar 22, 2019

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