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Wild Olive tortoise leaf beetle

Physonota alutacea


Wild olive tortoise leaf beetle, Chrysomelidae family.


See larva here

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MartinL 9 years ago
Wild olive tortoise leaf beetle
Physonota alutacea Physonota alutacea (Boheman, 1854) -- Discover Life

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Tortoise beetles are my favorites! excellent spotting! and the larva is great!

MartinL 9 years ago

You are totally correct in you reasoning Anne. Leaf beetles are often very host specific and the host plant is always useful to know. Any good entomologist must become a botanist too. Thank you for sharing this totally fascinating beetle and even more creepyly bizarre larva to complete its life cycle.

Costa Rica

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 23, 2012

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