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Locust Leaf Miner

Odontota dorsalis


The antennae, legs, and head of Odontota dorsalis are black. The pronotum and elytra are yellowish brown, while the elytra have a black sutural stripe. The pronotum is widest at base. The elytra at the base are wider than the pronotum. The elytra are so punctate as to have a waffled appearance.


Adults skeletonize and eat holes in the leaves. Larvae mine the tissue between the upper and lower-leaf surface.


Thanks bayucca for the ID!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 10 years ago
Locust Leafminer
Odontota dorsalis Odontota dorsalis - BugGuide.Net

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 years ago

Thanks bayucca!

bayucca 10 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Chalepini, Odontota dorsalis.
Such a "nasty" lycid mimic beetle ;-)...

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Cold Spring, New York, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2014
Submitted on May 12, 2014

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