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Bug of the Week - February 20, 2013

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Bug of the Week - February 20, 2013

Hello again, Bug of the Weekers (I was going to go with Buggers, but I suspect that could be taken the wrong way by some readers)! Here's your weekly insect identification challenge. If you can name this critter to species, leave your answer in a comment. In one week, I'll let you know if you were right and offer you another challenge.

Last week, I posted a photo of the golden tortoise beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata). This species feeds on foliage in the morning glory or bindweed family, and is sometimes called the sweet potato vine beetle. Congratulations to both Moni and Spirula for identifying this pretty beetle.

Photo: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org


February 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm
(1) Moni says:

Looks like the common wood nymph butterfly – Cercyonis pegala

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