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escarabajo

2 Species ID Suggestions

relative of the Colorado potato beetle
Leptinotarsa sp.
thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago
Southern Potato beetle
Leptinotarsa undecimlineata Leptinotarsa undecimlineata · iNaturalist.org


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2 Comments

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Interesante escarabajo, pero no creo que sea depredador, más bien parece un Crisomelido (herbívoro)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I would think of Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae and Leptotarsa sp., but I am not sure if it is Leptotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado Potato Beetle. This is a serious pest and introduced to many countries, even to Europe, so why not Panama? The markings are indeed very similar, besides the darker legs.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/289696
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2706

eesquivelrios
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Provincia de Panamá Oeste, Panama

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Jul 4, 2014

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