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Dicladispa occator - Female  Chrysomelidae,Dicladispa,Dicladispa occator,Dicladispa testacea,Geotagged,Hispinae,La Palma (Canary Islands),Spain Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. What are the horn-like appendages on the thorax? Posted 10 months ago
    1. These are what they look like - thorns, same as on the wing cases. For defense against predators I would assume ... 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.