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Charidotis auroguttata (Boheman,1855)
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Charidotis auroguttata
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata

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Charidotis auroguttata
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata
Charidotis auroguttata
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata

Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield

Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
© Don Windsor, 2005-2008 · 1
Charidotis auroguttata, larva with fecal shield
Natural history
Larvae of this species, like most Cassidinae, extrude their anus to deposit fecal material on a shield composed of previous molted skins. This shield protects them from their enemies.

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