Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Aulacophora sp., Sumatra Indonesia

Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This leaf beetle is from the family of Chrysomelidae under genus of Aulacophora.



This tiny beetle has shiny orange color all over its body. At the tip of elytra there is a black mark. The eyes is black. The size is about 7mm.

Taxonomy:
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
Genus : Aulacophora (Swinhoe, 1895)

Reference:
http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/aulacophora%20foveicollis.htm

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