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Can you name this bug for me please?
May 6, 2010
Hello. I found this bug on a creeping vine on the sand dune on the beach in Maputo, Mozambique, Africa. It was eating the green leaves of a creeping vine plant and seemed to have spun a cocoon at some stage during its life cycle. Can you please help me find out the name of the bug? Thanks
MMoz
Maputo, Mozambique Africa

Tortoise Beetle

Dear MMoz,
This is some species of Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, but we do not know the species.

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