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Photo#57938
Egg Case - Chrysomela

Egg Case - Chrysomela
Loxohatchee, Louisiana, USA
June 12, 2006

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Egg Case - Chrysomela Egg Case - Chrysomela

Moved
Moved from Leaf Beetles.

This pupa is not parasitized.
This pupa is not parasitized. The white areas are the larval defense glands which are still active and help deter potental parasitioids and predators. The stench from them is quite nasty.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

 
Chrysomelid?
do you think this is a Chrysomelid or did you move it to the wrong place?

 
explanation
Yes, I think it to be a (evidently parasitized) Chrysomelid pupa. I never saw Coccinelid pupae hanging like this, tha larval skin is more Chrysomeloid, and the antennal sheats of the pupa are too long for it being a ladybird.
Also, this observation:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/70938/bgimage

would be very funny for a ladybird sp.

and I´m not the only one who thinks of Chrysomelids - please compare comments with the other picture.

cheers, Boris

 
ok
ok, thanks for the explanation. I had not seen the other comments and you`re also right about the antennal sheets.

coccinellid pupa
looks like a pupa of a ladybeetle (Coccinellidae)

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