Willow Leaf Beetle – 6/25/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/25/11

Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Willow Leaf Beetle

Scientific Name: Plagiodera versicolora

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Willow Leaf Beetle

Willow Leaf Beetle