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Green and orange leaf beetle

Family Chrysomelidae

Description:

~ 1 cm long

Habitat:

Found on rock wall at Machu Picchu Peru.


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9 Comments

That's a nice beetle!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Nice! Wonderfulcolour!!!

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

Ashish, look at the tarsi of my beetle and compare it with the tarsi of any blister beetle. They don't have the expanded pads on their feet that the leaf beetles do. This is definitely not a blister beetle.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Its a kind of Blister beetle

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Lovely contrast

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Simply Beautiful!

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Wow encantador color

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

Leaf beetle is the common name given to a wide variety of beetles in the family Chrysomelidae. This is a highly variable family (all three of the beetles I spotted at Macchu Picchu belong to it). Having worked in University insect collections for 11 years, I've seen the amazing morphological variation among the members of that Family in specimens collected all over the world. Unfortunately, I only spotted one of the orange and green beetles, so I can't say with certainty that it is either common in that species or a unique morph.

keithp2012
keithp2012 7 years ago

I thought leaf beetles were either all orange or all green, at least where I live. Does this species usually look like this?

oxyjack
Spotted by
oxyjack

Machupicchu, Cusco, Peru

Lat: -13.16, Long: -72.54

Spotted on Apr 9, 2004
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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