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Cassidinae on bindweed. A day later - Charidotella sexpunctata

Cassidinae on bindweed. A day later - Charidotella sexpunctata
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 6, 2009
Size: 6 mm.
It emerged yesterday. Too bad that I didn't catch the action.
The color is deeper and the dots darker.

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Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva covered by fecal shield. - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva depositing a drop of excreta. - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. Larva depositing a drop of excreta. - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidini on bindweed. Pupa - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. Pupa 6 days later - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. Empty pupal case - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidini on bindweed. Hinged mechanism of the pupa - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. A day later - Charidotella sexpunctata