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Trirhabda flavolimbata? - Trirhabda flavolimbata

Trirhabda flavolimbata? - Trirhabda flavolimbata
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
April 25, 2009
Size: ~1 cm (body)
This beetle was photographed in the same location as the larvae I previously photographed, on coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis). I think the beetle is Trirhabda flavolimbata, but would appreciate confirmation from someone more knowledgeable.

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Trirhabda flavolimbata? - Trirhabda flavolimbata Green larva on coyote brush (3 of 3) - Trirhabda flavolimbata Green larva on coyote brush (2 of 3) - Trirhabda flavolimbata Green larva on coyote brush (1 of 3) - Trirhabda flavolimbata Green leaf beetle (Trirhabda flavolimbata) (?) in coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Trirhabda flavolimbata

Trirhabda flavolimbata
Definitely Trirhabda flavolimbata. That's the only Trirhabda species having Baccharis pilularus as its host plant, and your images match well with all the other images of the species on BugGuide (adults and larvae).

Nice to have images of adults and larvae from further south. I wonder how far south it gets? I think Coyote Brush makes it all the way to San Diego county (perhaps beyond). Maybe someone in those parts will find it and post to BugGuide eventually. Just got to keep an eye on the Coyote Brush :-)

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