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Thistle Tortoise Beetle larva carrying feces - Cassida rubiginosa

Thistle Tortoise Beetle larva carrying feces - Cassida rubiginosa
Doylestown/Peace Valley Park, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 11, 2016
Many found on Thistle with adult beetles nearby. In For Love of Insects, Thomas Eisner calls this a "fecal shield".

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