Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lilioceris sp., Sumatra Indonesia


This photo were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This leaf beetle is belong to the family of Chrysomelidae  under genus of  Lilioceris. It has black head and thorax, and shiny redish orange elytra. The elytra is not smooth, it is like punctured in rows along the elytra. 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 : Criocerinae
Tribe : Criocerini
Genus : Lilioceris

References:
http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Plant%20Story/Plant%20Story%20-%20Beetles.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_lily_beetle
http://bugguide.net/node/view/20176/bgimage?from=24

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