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Thistle Tortoise Beetle

Cassida rubiginosa

Description:

Latin rubiginosus 'rusty/rust-colored'; supposedly refers to the beetle's ability to secrete a reddish liquid from its head, giving rise to its other common name of Bloody-nosed Beetle

Habitat:

Rain forest near Milpe, Ecuador Weedy fields and waste places where food plants grow

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Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 2, 2019
Submitted on Dec 22, 2019

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