Three lined potato beetles - lema trilineata daturaphila

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Emerald Beach, Australia

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"


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Three lined potato beetles lives in many habitats on many solanaceae plants. Tese guys were found on the highly toxic Datura spp and considered a serious pest. The thing that’s so interesting (and gross) about these beetle larvae is the way they protect themselves. They feast on plants in the nightshade family, even though the leaves are loaded with natural toxins. It gives them “toxic poop”, which they excrete from an opening in the middle of their back. The muddy-looking toxic poop blobs keep would-be predators from eating the little grubs. As a result, the plants can get damaged quite a bit.

Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Copyright Notice Norm Farmer Images 2012
Owner’s Name Norman P Farmer
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/15
Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Manual focus

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