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eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta

eggs and larvae on willow - Chrysomela scripta
naples, Florida, USA
February 14, 2008
I just added my beetle photo after Ron M cautiously identified it as a Cottonwood Leaf Beetle. Even finding all these different stages on nearby plants, I hadn't made the connection. Thanks.

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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

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle
That is indeeed what this is, Chrysomela scripta Fabricius. It is extremely common at times on willow throughout Florida.