Timarcha

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Timarcha sp.
Timarcha sp.

 

The Timarcha are a genera of beetles in the Chrysomelidae family. Commonly called Bloody Nosed Beetles for their ability to produce a noxious orange-red fluid from their mouths when disturbed. Members of this genus are flightless and feed mainly on plants from the Bedstraw and Plumbago families.

 

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