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Oulema obscura - Development Top row: This little larva had just shortly before shed its skin with poo-camouflage (top left) and was beginning to build up a new camouflage slime layer with excrements.<br />
Bottom row: Before pupating, it sheds its slimy skin with excrements one last time and spins a somewhat sponge-like cocoon. About two weeks later the beetle emerges.<br />
Have a look at <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/46273/oulema.html" title="Oulema" class="tag"><em>10</em>Oulema</a> for more images of similar larvae. 4K UHD,Camouflage,Chrysomelidae,Cocoon,Criocerinae,Geotagged,Larva,Netherlands,Oulema,Oulema obscura Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Oulema obscura - Development

Top row: This little larva had just shortly before shed its skin with poo-camouflage (top left) and was beginning to build up a new camouflage slime layer with excrements.
Bottom row: Before pupating, it sheds its slimy skin with excrements one last time and spins a somewhat sponge-like cocoon. About two weeks later the beetle emerges.
Have a look at 10Oulema for more images of similar larvae.

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  1. beautiful! Posted 3 months ago

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Oulema obscura (Stephens, 1831) is a small Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Criocerinae. Like other Oulema spp. it feeds mostly on grasses and cereals.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 3, 2020. Captured in Wold Aa Weg 2-6, 7961 LM Ruinerwold, Netherlands.