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In Potato Patch - Epicauta pardalis

In Potato Patch - Epicauta pardalis
Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
June 30, 2010
Size: 1 in
I believe that the gray insect is the adult, as they showed up in our potato patch first. The black and white one showed up more recently and I believe that they are the children. The seem to like potato plants and are not affecting anything else. The are feeding upon the leaves of the plants, leaving nothing but the skeletal remains of the plant, literally. The is a very healthy number of them, they are rather prolific. Thanks in advance

Epicauta pardalis --det. J.D. Pinto
Moved from Epicauta.

Moved from ID Request.

i unlinked this one
only images of the same individual may be linked
this is a diff. species, not just specimen

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