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Flea Beetle

Disonycha trifasciata

Description:

A beetle with a black and white body and a red head.

Habitat:

Seen in a wild area bu a stream, behind Ojo de Agua natural pools on the volcanic Island of Ometepe.

1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago
Flea beetle
Alticini gen. sp.


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6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

Oh well done thaptor... Thank you.

thaptor
thaptor a year ago

Now know more!
= Disonycha trifasciata
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/309858-...

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks thaptor...

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

called Flea beetles because they jump with their enlarged hindlegs.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Martin... another flea beetle. Wonder where it got that name ! How can I safely label it?

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Pam. This beetle looks close. It has several images on line but no exact match for yours.
http://www.americaninsects.net/b/omophoi...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Rivas, Nicaragua

Spotted on Jun 15, 2015
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

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