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Tortoise Beetle (Plagiometriona clavata)

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Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Plagiometriona
Species: clavata

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Danbury, Connecticut
Divernon, Illinois
Alfred, Maine
Westport, Massachusetts
Hamlin, New York

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Aug 8, 2006, Gabrielle from
(Zone 5a) wrote:

Both adult and larval stages will eat leaves of various solanaceous plants, though their numbers are generally not high enough for their feeding to cause any significant damage. They feed on both the upper and undersides of leaves. Though they do fly, they are not easily disturbed.


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