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Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle

Trirhabda geminata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Encelia sp in native landscaping

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2 Comments

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
MartinL 7 years ago

Excellent shot.
It looks similar to the elm leaf beetle. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/183...
Do you know its foodplant(s)

Escondido, California, USA

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

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