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Leaf Beetle

Trirhabda sp

Description:

This beetle was found on sagebrush. very small - about .5 inch This beetle is abundant from spring to summer on Isocoma venetus. The adults and larvae are found together feeding on foliage of this plant. Larvae are a dark metallic green, and adults are in life bright yellow with dark metallic green stripes. Many of the Trirabda spp. specialize in their choice of host plants, and another species is found on Artemisia californica, sagebrush.

Habitat:

Weedy fields, brushy areas

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CynthiaMHori
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CynthiaMHori

Utah, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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