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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 10 years ago

Awesome thanks!!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 10 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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