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Unidentified invertebrate ?

Observed: 23rd July 2008 By: Mike RussellMike Russell’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Russell’s reputation in Invertebrates
Spikey Insect
Description:

Round spikey invertebrate, about 7mm diameter, found on a leaf beside a small river

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Small spikey invertebrate

Is this the pupal stage of an insect and, if so, what insect might it be?

Mike Russell

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I would go with a leaf-beetle

I would go with a leaf-beetle of some kind but we need a specialist to get further.

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Small spikey invertebrate

It has been suggested by a friend who has had a similarly looking invertebrate identified that this might be the pupa of a Ladybird, possibly Kidney-spotted. Can anyone confirm or dispute this?

Mike Russell