Dock leaf beetles mating

Dock leaf beetles mating

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Caption: Dock leaf beetles mating. Dock leaf beetles (Gastrophysa viridula) mating on a leaf of the broad-leaved dock plant (Rumex obtusifolius). The larvae of this beetle are pests, feeding on the leaves of dock plants, reducing them to a skeleton of veins.

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