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Blue mint beetle

Chrysolina coerulans


This metallic blue beetle faked death when it suddenly saw me and it falls into ground onto its back and pulls its limbs and antennas and becomes immobile for a few seconds and gradually returns to its normal state.


Every year during this season these beetles comes to my garden and lands on Calotropis gigantea (yekke gida- in kannada), today I got to see this again a male and female in yekke plant hope to see the colony soon (•‿•)

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maradithayamb 2 months ago

Thank you @ leuba Ridgway


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Lovely spotting & notes. What a stunning colour !

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Katpadi, कर्नाटक, India

Spotted on May 21, 2021
Submitted on May 21, 2021

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