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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: larvae with lumps on its back

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jooonbug
Irvine, CA

July 21, 2013
10:44 PM

Post #9607868

Found in Orange County, CA. It's presumably what's eating the squash leaves in the property I just moved into. At first I assumed the lumps were parasite larvae, but then I noticed many others with the same lumps. Of course, they might all have parasites. Oh, it emitted a droplet of green liquid from its mouth when I touched it gently with a twig.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 22, 2013
3:41 AM

Post #9607937

It's a larva of a leaf beetle; some species 'camouflage' themselves like this with their own fecal matter...
jooonbug
Irvine, CA

July 22, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9608340

charming!

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