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Strange creatures on mint leaf

Observed: 6th July 2013 By: BalletBugBalletBug’s reputation in Invertebrates

Two strange creatures, each about 8-10mm long. Green, spiky, with slimy black attachments on their backs. Legs underneath with started to crawl when I touched the creatures, so the spikes aren't legs. Small, grey slimy worm-like thing also started to move from the things on their backs. Horrible.

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They are Cassida larvae -

They are Cassida larvae - tortoise beetles.