Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue flea bug (Altica pagana)

Photos of Blue flea bug (Altica pagana) were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This shining metallic blue bug is only 4mm long. This bug is the prey for blue shield bug (Zicrona caerulea)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Galerucinae
Tribe: Alticini
Genus: Altica
Species: A. Pagana
Binomial name Altica pagana
(Linnaeus, 1708)

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