Thursday, January 12, 2012

Black Spotted Yellow Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)






Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatera Indonesia. This is the Black spotted Yellow Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris). Description: The main characteristic of this beetle is the yellow color dominating its overall body from the head. The elytra looks like as if it was made from clear resin painted yellow and semi unregular black spotted over it while leaving the border clear. And the looks, how funny this yellow face with its big black eyes. What a wonderful insect.


Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia -animals
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Chrysomeloidea - Long-horned and Leaf Beetles
Family : Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles
Subfamily : Cassidinae - Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines
Tribe : Aspidimorphini 
Genus : Aspidomorpha
Species : Aspidomorpha miliaris (Fabricus, 1775)

References:
http://eol.org/pages/3283938/overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspidomorpha_miliaris

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