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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 4 months ago
    1. Thank you! It was suctioned to the back of the leaf very firmly! Posted 4 months 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 4 months ago
      1. Huggable :) Posted 4 months ago
  2. Gasp! Fantastic find, Lisa! Posted 4 months ago
    1. It was a lovely addition to a 4-leaf find! :D Posted 4 months 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