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Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011

posted May 25, 2011 5:53 PM by Hester Burch [ updated May 25, 2011 6:01 PM ]

Leaf Beetle Larvae 1

Leaf Beetle Larvae 2

Leaf Beetle Larvae 3

photos copyright Hester Burch

This critter looks like a caterpillar but it is really a leaf beetle larvae. Their metallic rainbow coloring is quite attractive if you look closely. They were all over the Groundsel trees at Elms.

The bottom picture shows: it was smaller than the width of my thumb nail.

Observed by some second graders visiting the Elms- May 2011.

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