Leaf Beetle (Ophraella sp. likely conferta)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Leaf Beetle (Ophraella sp. likely conferta)

one of the Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles.

Larval host: Solidago spp.

Life Cycle: http://bugguide.net/node/view/650674/bgimage

Shown on Florida Native Plant: GOLDENROD (Solidago sp. likely fistulosa)

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Ophraella conferta eggs on Solidago

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Ophraella conferta eggs hatched on Solidago

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Ophraella conferta larva on Solidago

 

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