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Dicladispa occator - Larva and leaf mine  Chrysomelidae,Dicladispa,Dicladispa occator,Dicladispa testacea,Geotagged,Hispinae,La Palma (Canary Islands),Spain,larva,leaf mine Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Wow, I've never seen the actual process of leaf mining, only the result of it. Super cool! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Hi Ferdy, I had this larva in a jar with some leafs and couldn't find it back - turns out that it had created this new little mine overnight. The image below shows more of the mines (empty ones, with lots of small Miridae on it):
      Cyrtopeltis canariensis - Various life stages An adult and various development stages (nymps) of Cyrtopeltis canariensis on a leaf of Cictus symphytifolius with leaf mines created by the larvae of https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/62179/dicladispa_occator.html  Cictus symphytifolius,Cyrtopeltis,Cyrtopeltis canariensis,Dicladispa occator,Dicyphini,Geotagged,La Palma (Canary Islands),Miridae,Spain,leaf mine,nymph
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. Next level cool! Posted 10 months ago

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Dicladispa occator is a species of Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Hispinae with monophagous development on Cistaceae, where the larvae create irregular upper surface blotch like leaf mines.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Dec 20, 2019. Captured in LP-301, 38712 BreƱa Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.