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Palmetto tortoise beetle

Hemisphaerota cyanea

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Found on blade of sable palm

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2 Comments

gtmresearchreserve
gtmresearchreserve 9 years ago

Awesome thanks!!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 9 years ago

Hard to tell from this angle... but those yellow feet and where it was found lead me to think: Palmetto Tortoise Beetle (Hemisphaerota cyanea)
see here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/8906
Coincidentally, I've been trying to photograph this beetle for about 2 years now...And I found it today...I'm posting it on here in a few minutes.

Palm Coast, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Feb 11, 2012

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