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Trirhabda bacharidis

Trirhabda bacharidis
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
April 14, 2020
Size: 10.4 mm (head-wings tip)
On Baccharis neglecta
Very abundant.
Curiously, although it was a long row of Baccharis neglecta, the insects were concentrated on only a few shrubs at one end of the row, which was at the edge of the lawn. The scrubs on which the insects were concentrated were near a building, the other shrubs were exposed. Avoiding predators (birds) or just by chance?
One day I noticed a pretty large snake in one of the shrubs where the insects were in large numbers. I guess it was hunting the insects. The snake was more than 2 m above the ground.

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