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Chrysolina varians - Bronze  Chrysolina,Chrysolina varians,Chrysomelidae,Chrysomelinae,nl: Veelkleurige hertshooigoudhaan Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Ohhh, nice color! Posted 6 months ago
    1. I was surprised by the contrast with the ventral side on this one :o) Posted 6 months ago
      1. Yes! And, it looks to have lovely, fuzzy feet. Posted 6 months ago
        1. Different species of Chrysolina, but same type of "feet":
          Chrysolina sturmi - Close-up of hind tarsus You can just about recognize the thousands of little hairs with a dilated tip that enable the beetle to hold on to smooth surfaces (such as smooth leaves)  Chrysolina,Chrysolina sturmi,Chrysomelidae,Chrysomelinae,nl: Paarse goudhaan

          You can just about recognize the thousands of little hairs with a dilated tip that enable the beetle to hold on to smooth surfaces (such as smooth leaves) due to a capillary effect :o)
          Posted 6 months ago
          1. Isn't that amazing!! Posted 6 months ago
            1. Nature never ceases to amaze :o) Posted 6 months ago

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''Chrysolina varians'' is a species of leaf beetle native to Europe.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Apr 14, 2020.