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leaf bettle

Description:

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




1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Tortoise Beetle
Chelymorpha alternans Tortoise Beetle

5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Please, update, thanks!

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

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

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 4 years ago

Muy interesante!

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 4 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 4 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.

Panama

Lat: 8.87, Long: -79.75

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

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