Thursday, March 22, 2012

Large orange lady beetle (Megalocaria dilatata), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This ladybug beetle is from the family of Coccinellidae under genus of  Megalocaria. The species name is Megalocaria dilatata.



This large lady beetle has bright brownish orange color all over its body.. It has ten black spots on its elytra, five spots per elytron and two spots at pronotum. The size is about 10mm to11mm.


Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Cucujoidea - Flower, Flat Bark and Ladybird Beetles
Family : Coccinellidae - Lady Beetles
Subfamily : Coccinellinae
Genus : Megalocaria
Spesiec: Megalocaria dilatata (Fabricius, 1775)

References:
http://www.nbaii.res.in/Featured%20insects/anisolemnia_dilatata.htm#Images
http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id551542/


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