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Alder Leaf Beetle (larvae)

Agelastica alni


Tiny little larve/beetle creatures, fully black and glossy, some hairs on the body, if you look very closely you can see they have little black heads and little black legs, looking a lot like caterpillars.


Seen in woodland undergrowth on large leaf foliage.


I am sure that these are Alder leaf beetle larvae... although the distribution does not seem to include Africa... but they are all the world like them, I cannot find anything else.

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Spotted on Jan 2, 2016
Submitted on Jan 16, 2016

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