Monday, March 19, 2012

Ixorida regia beetle, Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This unique tiny beetle is from the family of Cetoniidae under genus of Ixorida.
This beetle has black background color of its head, pronotum, scutellum and elytra with some yellow patterned line marks over it. It has broad and flattened body. The unique of this beetle is that its body has concave shape at the middle from pronotum to elytra tip. The legs are brown and the antennae is lamellate. The size is about 12mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera
Superfamily : Scarbaeoidea
Family : Cetoniidae
Genus : Ixorida
Specific name : regia - Fabricius, 1801
Scientific name : Ixorida regia Fabricius, 1801

Reference:
http://eol.org/pages/1045371/overview


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