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Swamp milkweed beetle

Labidomera clivicollis


As an adult, Labidomera clivicollis is oval shaped and is 12 to 13 mm in length. The head is black, and the pronotum, which is the part behind the head on the back, is also black. The elytra, which cover the wings, are either orange or yellow, with dark blue to black spots. Each side of the elytra are almost perfectly symmetrical. Legs are a metallic blue color. Larvae have black body segments with spots. The pronotum of the larvae has a black/brown covering around the edges. It has hairs or bristles on all parts of its body, with the most hairs on the head and legs.


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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2015
Submitted on Jul 10, 2015

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