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Leaf Beetle

Walterianella sp.


A small Leaf Beetle of 5 mm in length, with a yellow thorax and legs. The hind femora are enlarged for jumping and also have a black band on the distal ends. The elytra are white with black markings. Family Chrysomelidae.


On a wall under a light at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.


These little jumping leaf beetles mimic the Diabrotica leaf beetles.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on May 20, 2019
Submitted on Jun 13, 2019

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