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Photo#611633
bug with spiky round end and pointy tail

bug with spiky round end and pointy tail
Miami, fl, miami-dade County, Florida, USA
February 5, 2011
Size: 1/2 inch
lots of ugly bugs/slugs, eating the leaves of a tree at Miami Airport cargo parking lot. They are shinny,round heads with spicky legs and pointy tails

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bug with spiky round end and pointy tail bug with spiky round end and pointy tail

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If you can figure out what kind of tree it was, or can post a photo showing what the whole leaves looked like, that could help a lot with the ID, as chrysomelid larvae tend to be very host specific.

Chrysomelid larvae?
They look like Chrysomelid or Leaf Beetle larva. Some Leaf Beetle larvae are leaf skeletonizers and have this behavior of curvinge the tip of their abdomens using their excretions as a defensive mechanism.

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