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Tortoise Beetle

Ogdoecosta mexicana


About 1cm body length. Bright orange colouration with black legs and head; each elytron has 7 1/2 black spots. Pronotum usually features two small black spots. This species is out in numbers and seems to favour Ipomoea murucoides as a host plant.


Semi-arid region of central Mexico, at about 1800m above sea level.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 9 months ago

Thanks! So do you :-)

LaurenZarate 9 months ago

You have wonderful pictures Felix!

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Jul 4, 2018
Submitted on Jul 20, 2018

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