Tumbling Flower Beetle (Mordella knulli)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Tumbling Flower Beetle (Mordella knulli)

endemic to Florida (http://www.fsca-dpi.org/Coleoptera/Mike/mordell.htm)

Shown on Florida Native Plant PEPPERVINE (Ampelopsis arborea)

“Larvae are believed to eat plant material in decaying wood, etc. Some are leaf and stem miners. Some are predaceous. Adults visit flowers.”

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/144



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