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Spiny Leaf Beetle

Dicladispa sp

Description:

Bed of Nails - Spiny Leaf Beetle : Mating I had photographed a Spiny Leaf Beetle a year ago. It is then I began to think how they might go about the process of reproducing, given the heavily fortified armor around the female. Today I found the answer! :-) Found this pair of mating Spiny Leaf Beetles today. I was shocked and mesmerized at the same time. Look at them, they are copulating just like every other Beetle even with those large spines surrounding them! A very delicate maneuver indeed. :-) They were on a leaf which was rocking violently to the wind. But they never budged for more than an hour, until they were done. Size: 7mm approx ( female)

Habitat:

Cultivated forest


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4 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Great spotting and story!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Ouch!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

great story

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 5 years ago

Wow!!

Karnataka, India

Lat: 12.21, Long: 75.83

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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