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Photo#509120
Octotoma In April - Octotoma plicatula

Octotoma In April - Octotoma plicatula
Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
April 18, 2011
Size: approx. 5 mm
Found on creeper leaf.

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"Bird dropping" adult!
The similarity is pretty good, especially in this pose. I had never noticed this with this genus before. It's not unusual for cassidines and other Chrysomelidae to cover themselves in their own excrement but here is an adult doing a passing job of faking it.

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