Saturday, March 14, 2009

Warty leaf beetle

I suspected another weevil, but I didn't know for sure. One of a kind sighting and never again. P.S., refer to Ted MacRae's comment for the real story. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

A so-called "warty leaf beetle" in the tribe Chlamasini (one of the case-bearing groups of Chrysomelidae). The larvae build a hard case of excrement around them as they grown and expose only the head while they feed on their host plants. Adults of most species that I've seen are black, brown or bronze. That blue coloration is spectacular.


Steven Alexander said...

Once again, thanks Ted.