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Possibly Lema daturaphila - Lema

Possibly Lema daturaphila - Lema
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
August 10, 2010
These fellows were eating Datura flower buds. I wonder whether they might be some kind of beetle larva?

Moved from Lema.

Moved from Beetles.

Moved from ID Request.

Poop carrier
One of those beetle larvae which use their own poop to deter predators. Look at these for instance. Wait for a solid ID, though.

Looks like a Leaf Beetle Larvae
Possibly Lema daturaphila - Three-lined Potato Beetle

Since the scientific name means "Datura loving" it seems a reasonable guess :-)

more info here:

Thank you
Thanks to both of you for your help. I probably won't be able to get the species for certain, but you've let me to the right genus, and I really appreciate it. I've never seen an adult Three-lined Potato Beetle, but I'll be on the lookout!

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