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Blue mint beetle

Chrysolina coerulans

Description:

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.

Notes:

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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2 Comments

maradithayamb
maradithayamb 2 months ago

Thank you @ leuba Ridgway

(•‿•)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Lovely spotting & notes. What a stunning colour !

maradithayamb
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maradithayamb

Katpadi, कर्नाटक, India

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

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