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Leaf Beetle


Small Scarlet Leaf Beetle with black legs and a black spot at the center of the junction between the pronotum and the elytra, 4mm in length. The hind femora are thickened for jumping and it jumped almost 10 cm! I found it on a species of red-leaved (underside) Impatiens. It matched the plant color almost perfectly (last 2 pictures). Family Chrysomelidae.


Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Dec 1, 2018
Submitted on Dec 2, 2018

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