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Chrysomelidae Sagra Sp.
LEAF BEETLE ATTACKED BY PARASITIC FUNGUS Beauveria bassiana. LEAF BEETLE belongs to a large family of small- to medium-sized beetles. Some species are small and round, while others are longer and more angular. The antennae are fairly short. Leaf Beetles exhibit highly variable colors and patterns. The adults usually feed on leaves and flowers, while the larvae feed on leaves or roots. The adults of some species feed on pollen, as well as other parts of a plant, often causing more damage than good. (From: http://eol.org/pages/7463/details )
Chrysomelids are phytophagous and are among the most diverse and conspicuous insect families on plants. (From: http://bugguide.net/node/view/180 )
About the parasitic fungus: Global Citizen Year » Beauveria bassiana Thanks to Mark Ridgway for providing this information.