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Tortoise beetle larva

Subfamily Cassidinae, Tribe Omocerini, probably Canistra sp.


This tortoise beetle larva is the last instar before the definitive mold. Its stance resembles very much a Ankylosaurus, as can be seen in photo #4. To add to the likeness, this larva shake its tail (photo #5) vigorously every time the camera came too close to it.


Cassidinae, tribo Omocerini, provavelmente do gênero Canistra.

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Nice ones!

JillBlack 9 years ago

Wow great series

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Really cool!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Cindy, Yuko and Harsuame, thank you.

harsuame 9 years ago

Woww Fuera de serie::

YukoChartraw 9 years ago



Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Oops... :-)

Aaron_G 9 years ago

You certainly have your own style, Sergio. I will point out the obvious joke that the images actually DO contain your signature... down in the lower-left corner! ;-)

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Great find! Sergio! You are certainly keeping us all entertained. LOL

StephenSolomons 9 years ago

He is great, I love coming into PN

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Thank you folks. Am I becoming predictable Karen?

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

One more beetle larva! Nice spotting..

KarenL 9 years ago

Haha, I knew this was one of yours before I even checked out the spotting Sergio - it has your signature!

He's threatening to pierce your lens Sergio! Another awesome spot, love it!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Great series sergio

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Thanks Aaron. I saved the best for last! :-)

Aaron_G 9 years ago

BEST thing I've seen all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 19, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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