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Giant scale insect

Family Monophlebidae

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you, Martin, for this ID.

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Muito fascinante!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Amazing! Thanks a lot, Martin. I'll try to find more info here. I thought of tortoise beetles because the overall shape of this one looks very much like that of TB larvae, minus the "spikes":

MartinL 8 years ago

They come from Australia and here's an Asian one. I don't know if they are supposed to come from Brazil but you probably have everything. They are female

MartinL 8 years ago

When they have no wings you easily think of a nymph or larva.
This one has grown up already

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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