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Gastrophysa polygoni - pregnancy gymnastics A heavily gravid Gastrophysa polygoni doing her gymnastics to keep fit I suppose ... Chrysomelidae,Chrysomelinae,Gastrophysa,Gastrophysa polygoni Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Gastrophysa polygoni - pregnancy gymnastics

A heavily gravid Gastrophysa polygoni doing her gymnastics to keep fit I suppose ...

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  1. Great shot P4B! Nice behavioral capture Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes, this was too funny - she was at it for quite some time :o)
      I'm seriously thinking she may have been preparing herself (cleaning? pushing?) to go and get them eggs out ...
      Posted 7 months ago

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''Gastrophysa polygoni'' is a species of leaf beetle in the subfamily Chrysomelinae. It was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The species can be up to 5mm long and is green-blue in colour. The thorax is orange and the wing cases are a metallic green, and the beetle can be seen in spring and summer.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 9, 2018.