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Wild Olive tortoise leaf beetle (larva)

Physonota alutacea


Larva of Wild Olive tortoise leaf beetle


These ( 4 individuals) were spotted on the same plant as this spotting: - not just the same species of plant, the exact same plant. I am wondering if these could be the larvae of the beetle photographed several weeks ago.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Wild olive tortoise leaf beetle
Physonota alutacea Physonota alutacea Boheman - Physonota alutacea - BugGuide.Net

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Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Great spotting!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Love it! buenísimo! and you have the adult too!

tmvdh 9 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago


Thanks martini for the ID - looks like a good match to me. "Trilobite" is exactly what my husband said when I showed this to him ;-) I'm happy to have confirmed that this is the larva of the adult beetle I photographed previously - I love it when I can put the pieces together like that. Now I'd like to know what the plant is ...

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It is so interesting that beetles that have the same general shape (like tortoise beetles) have so different larvae!

MartinL 9 years ago

Looks like trilobite. Thanks for this special spotting and the link to its adult beetle.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

Love this!

williefromwi 9 years ago

wonderful capture, wonderful photos

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 9 years ago

thats very unique!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice - love the second shot; it could be a model for a cartoon character

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow very cool spotting!

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012

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