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leaf bettle

Description:

Chrysomelidae..two species..o sexual dimorphism..?

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Tortoise Beetle
Chelymorpha alternans Tortoise Beetle


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5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Please, update, thanks!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Mesomphaliini, Chelymorpha alternans.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasha_k/96...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 5 years ago

Muy interesante!

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 5 years ago

It's a species of Chelymorpha. They are often extremely variable in their pattern (even more than coccinellids). So it's probably not a case of sexual dimorphism, rather polymorphism.
See pictures here: http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat...


MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

I am not familiar with dimorphism in chrysomelidae.
I have seen images of loose couplings between different species but do not think they get too serious.
Either way, it is an excellent spotting.

eesquivelrios
Spotted by
eesquivelrios

Panama

Spotted on Jul 21, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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