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Leaf beetle

Diabrotica sp.

Description:

Small leaf beetle, Chrysomelidae family.



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7 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 9 months ago

Criteria:
- body more compact, harder than in Diabrotica;
- pronotum constricted in middle, no lined side border;
- head with sulci inbetween eyes;
- elytra usually with some puncture series.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Criteria, Boris? Texture or markings? Can you give me some help for separating, thanks?

thaptor
thaptor 2 years ago

cf. Lema sp. (mimic)

Bayucca, my youngest brought me a beetle home form school just yesterday. They were learning about insects in class and had to catch some and look at them with a magnifying lens. She brought hers home to me - a beautiful glittery green weevil like this one:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/109...
:)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Sorry, should be Galerucinae, not Galerucini.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I am sure you will get some new beetles from your kids as gift for Mother's Day ;-)...

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.02, Long: -84.12

Spotted on Apr 16, 2013
Submitted on Apr 16, 2013

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