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Hispa atra - Piggyback A &quot;first&quot; for the garden :o)<br />
This was actually a copula &quot;on pause&quot;, so I&#039;ve named it for what it is, but will tag it as <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/23801/copulation.html" title="copulation" class="tag"><em>49</em>copulation</a> nevertheless ...  Cassidinae,Chrysomelidae,Chrysomeloidea,Copulation,Hispa,Hispa atra,Hispinae,Hispini,Jane's garden,nl: Egeltje Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hispa atra - Piggyback

A "first" for the garden :o)
This was actually a copula "on pause", so I've named it for what it is, but will tag it as 49copulation nevertheless ...

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  1. Can imagine needing a pause in this situation! Posted one year ago
    1. Well, due to the carefulness, as in: "How do Hedgehogs do it?" Veeeeeeery carefully ... there is that ... plus the fact that these two have been running around "in duo" like this in a container for about 48hrs straight by now, and properly "attached" most of the time ... so yes ... a little pause can be excused I suppose ;o)

      P.S. Just had another look - now they also properly walked up and down some grass as opposed to the off-character Hortensia leaf before ;o)
      Hispa atra - Copula  Cassidinae,Chrysomelidae,Chrysomeloidea,Copulation,Hispa,Hispa atra,Hispinae,Hispini,Jane's garden,nl: Egeltje
      Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
      1. Thanks for sharing the "active" pose :) Posted one year ago
  2. I rename them "BDSM beetles" :P Posted one year ago

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Hispa atra Linnaeus, 1767 is a Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Cassidinae, tribe Hispini (formerly a subfamily in its own right, Hispinae).

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded May 19, 2021.