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Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle

Trirhabda geminata


Black beetle with brown showing through in stripes on the elytra. It looks like it is wearing a thick, yellow collar with black heart. The abdomen is yellow with black striped on the underside. The face is yellow with two black spots above the antennae.


Encelia sp in native landscaping

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Thank you Martin! It sure looks similar. It was on a species of Encelia which is one of the main food sources for the larvae.

MartinL 7 years ago

Excellent shot.
It looks similar to the elm leaf beetle.
Do you know its foodplant(s)

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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