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Sumac Flea Beetle (Blepharida rhois)

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Detmold,
Waycross, Georgia

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Aug 10, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL
(Zone 9a) wrote:

These larvae were photographed on a winged sumac leaf in July 08 at the Seminole Nature Center at Longwood, Florida.
Research shows that they cover their bodies with fecal material as a means of protection from predators. It is called a "fecal shield."

Large back legs give them power to jump similar to a flea.



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