Sunday, March 18, 2012

Aspidomorpha sanctaecrucis, Sumatra Indonesia





Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatera Indonesia. This Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha sanctaecrucis) has a beautiful color at its dorsal and ventral view. It has a shiny metallic red and golden color. The size is about 7 mm.

Taxonomy:
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
Specific name: A.sanctaecrucis
Scientific name: - Aspidomorpha sanctaecrucis

Reference:
http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/katalog%20internetowy/aspidimorphasanctaecrucislife.htm

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