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Leaf beetle

Diabrotica sp.


Small leaf beetle, Chrysomelidae family.

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thaptor a year ago

- 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 3 years ago

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

thaptor 3 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:

bayucca 7 years ago

Sorry, should be Galerucinae, not Galerucini.

bayucca 7 years ago

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

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

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

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