Grazing


Posted by Craig Lipski on Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:14 pm

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Wild Olive Tortoise Beetle
Physonota alutacea
When I, (a decidedly amateur naturalist), think of beetle larvae, I think of grubs.  Not these guys!  They look like miniaturized love children of Ankylosauri, Horseshoe Crabs, and Minions!

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by Tom Whelan on Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:36 pm
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The striped markings and the black antennae of this crowd of larvae are really graphical. Great find, fine image.
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:06 am
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They somehow remind me of little warriors. Neat find.

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by david fletcher on Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:59 am
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Such an extraordinary find and display. Like a herd of alien herbivores grazing in some far off planet.
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by Darren5907 on Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:58 am
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Amazing herd!
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:05 pm
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Great find and image Craig! Well done!

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by Darren5907 on Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:54 am
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Craig, congrats for the EP !
 

by John Labrenz on Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:07 pm
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neat capture of this little 'herd"!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:06 pm
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david fletcher wrote: Such an extraordinary find and display.  Like a herd of alien herbivores grazing in some far off planet.
You said it, Dave! Marvelous, wild , different!
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