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Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Plagiometriona clavata

Description:

About 1/4" long and 3/16" wide. The dark brown part that looks like a body and legs is actually a shell that splits like a beetle to expose wings when it flies.

Notes:

Found on a tomato plant eating the leaves

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Clavate Tortoise Beetle
Plagiometriona clavata Clavate Tortoise Beetle - Plagiometriona clavata - BugGuide.Net


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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

humane
Spotted by
humane

New York, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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