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Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva covered by fecal shield. - Charidotella sexpunctata

Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva covered by fecal shield. - Charidotella sexpunctata
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 22, 2009
Size: 5 mm.
Found feeding on bindweed. I observed it extruding its rear end and placing a drop of fluid on its fecal shield. You can watch the video.
There were several other larvae, slightly smaller.
Correction: there was another larva and the remnants of some fecal shields.

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