Thursday, March 22, 2012

Aspidomorpha deusta, Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This tortoise beetle is from the family of Chrysomelidae under genus of Aspidomorpha. The species name is Aspidomorpha deusta.

This beetle has bright trasparrent pronotum and elytra with brownis yellow background. The antennae has black band on the tip and brown band at the base. The pronutum has two black spots. It has some patterned black marks on the elytra. The size is about 7mm.

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia -animals
Subfamily : Cassidinae
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 : A. deusta
Binomial name : Aspidomorpha deusta (Fabricius, 1775)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspidomorpha_deusta


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