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Clavate Tortoise Beetle (Plagiometriona clavata) On a (4-leaf) white clover (Trifolium repens).<br />
Note the &quot;teddy bear&quot; shaped patch on its dorsum! This is an identifying feature of this species! Isn&#039;t it adorable?<br />
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Clavate Tortoise Beetle (Plagiometriona clavata)

On a (4-leaf) white clover (Trifolium repens).
Note the "teddy bear" shaped patch on its dorsum! This is an identifying feature of this species! Isn't it adorable?

Clavate Tortoise Beetle (Plagiometriona clavata) On a (4-leaf) white clover (Trifolium repens). <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/78709/clavate_tortoise_beetle_plagiometriona_clavata.html Clavate Tortoise Beetle,Geotagged,Plagiometriona clavata,Spring,United States

    comments (6)

  1. Tortoise beetles are so cool! Nice find, Lisa. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! It was suctioned to the back of the leaf very firmly! Posted one month ago
    2. Also note the "teddy bear" shaped patch on its dorsum! It is one of the identifying features! I thought it was so cute! Posted one month ago
      1. Huggable :) Posted one month ago
  2. Gasp! Fantastic find, Lisa! Posted one month ago
    1. It was a lovely addition to a 4-leaf find! :D Posted one month ago

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A species of tortoise beetle.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 9, 2019. Captured May 8, 2019 22:57 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm