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larvae - Lema

larvae - Lema
Saint-Bruno, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada
August 15, 2005

Moved from Lema.

Moved from Leaf Beetles.

larva from the subfamily Criocerinae cover themselve with excrements like you see on the photo. Compare with the larva of Lema daturaphila here

Moved from Beetles.

Leaf beetle larvae.
Almost positive these are leaf beetle larvae (family Chrysomelidae), but have no ideas beyond that.

Are they some kind
of tortoise beetle, covering themselves in frass?

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