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Larva ID - Neochlamisus

Larva ID - Neochlamisus
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
June 29, 2008
Size: ~8mm (case)
I found this larva feeding on a young oak tree.

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Larva ID - Neochlamisus Larva ID - Neochlamisus Larva ID - Neochlamisus

Moved from Leaf Beetles.

Most certainly Neochlamisius
Most certainly Neochlamisius as all oak-feeding Cryptocephalus presently known feed on decaying oak leaves as larvae. Chlamisine larvae on the other hand feed almost exclusively on living host foliage.

This is another of the case-bearing leaf beetles, subfamilies Chlamisinae and Cryptocephalinae. Stehr (Immature Insects, Vol. 2) lists several characters to distinguish them but they require microscopic examination of preserved specimens.


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