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Discovered on a rock on the beach, in wet sand, Schinias Bay, Greece. Schinias Bay is one of the six ecosystems of the Schinias National Park, a protected area which includes important wetlands, pine forests, and critical biodiversity. This beetle is apparently an invading species.
Well, Paul Davis and maplemoth662, that was a huge surprise for me! Thanks for your comments. That Potato Beetle had certainly misplaced itself, out on a beach, several kilometers from the closest farm. Alarming to know that they’ve come to Greece. Potatoes are an important crop here.
Photo No. 1: is a very beautiful photo, of a very beautiful, Potato Beetle....
A native of North America ,that has spread to Europe .A major pest of potato crops.
Spotted on Apr 7, 2018
Submitted on Apr 7, 2018