Zygogramma sp. - Leaf Beetle
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

A Zygogramma leaf beetle larva on its host plant.  Leaf beetles are important herbivores and are found worldwide.

USA AZ Cochise Co.: Ramsey Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, 31º26.91'N 110º16.99'W 1600m. 
viii.2006  Riparian forest, beetles on low vegetation.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, with a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens.