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Leaf beetle - Hispella testacea
Leaf beetle - Hispella testacea


Hispella testacea
Hispella testacea belong to the family leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae). They are about 4 - 5 mm in length and brown to dark brown in colour. The elytra and pronotum are covered with spines. They look like little hedgehogs.
Hispella testacea mating
Hispella testacea mating
You can find this species on the internet under the name of Hispa testacea. The slightly smaller Hispa atra is a close relative of Hispella testacea. All these photographs were taken on the Costa Brava in Spain.
Hispella testacea
Hispella testacea

Hispella testacea

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Leaf beetle - Hispella testacea
2. Hispella testacea mating
3. Hispella testacea
Quick search: Hispella - Beetle - Leaf - Atra - Testacea - Cereal
Beetles - Spain - Small - Willow - Brown - Family - Colour - Elytra
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
SuborderPolyphaga
Polyphags
InfraorderCucujiformia
SuperfamilyChrysomeloidea
Leaf Beetles, Wasp Beetles, Longhorn Beetles, Bark Runner, Long-horned Beetles
FamilyChrysomelidae
Leaf beetles, Leaf and Seed Beetles, Casebearers, Rootworms, Seed and leaf beetles
SubfamilyHispinae
Leaf-mining beetles, Leaf-mining leaf beetles
TribeHispini
GenusHispella
Speciestestacea
Hispella testacea
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