Case-bearing Leaf Beetle (Bassareus lituratus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Case-bearing Leaf Beetle (Bassareus lituratus)

New to my buggy life list. Said to feed on desmodium spp. as well as other members of pea family. Here it is eating milkpea.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/177752
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4009002?sid=21106349728613&uid=4&uid=3739600&uid=3739256&uid=70&uid=2134&uid=2 (ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO READ)

Shown on Florida Native Plant: ELLIOTTS MILKPEA (Galactia elliottii)

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