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Photo#169728
eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta

eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta
naples, Florida, USA
February 14, 2008
I found these on willow leaves and I'm interested in whether there is a relationship with the eggs and larvae. The larvae are in different stages but generally in close groups. Some of them still clustered in their groups, others hanging from the underside of leaves. Then I found the neat little groups of eggs. I've gone through all of my Florida butterfly books and can't find any listed butterfly that lays yellow eggs in groups on willow leaves. And the larvae DON'T resemble butterfly or moth caterpillars. I'm hoping someone can help.

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eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta

Different individuals
None of these are the same individual so they shouldn't be linked as such. You are not even certain that they are the same species. What you really need to do is to link them by using [thumb:#] where # is the url number, for instance, 169728 in this case to show their proximity and that they may be related.

Not an ID but...
I am thinking...

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle

http://bugguide.net/node/view/4050/bgimage




 
Well, I would have preferred
Well, I would have preferred some creature a little more exotic but I'm really happy to have an i.d. I'm attaching a photo of a BEETLE I found on a nearby willow...I might have never made the connection. THANKS! Judging from its name, am I wrong in identifying the leaf as a willow rather than a cottonwood???

 
The addition of the...
The addition of the adult picture indeed confirms the ID...

Glad you found your answer :)

I looked through your other pictures. They are nice! I really like your Primrose Moth. I haven't ran across one of those yet but I hope to after seeing yours!

 
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says - Food "Willow, Poplars, and Cottonwoods"
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4050

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