Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Black Shiny Leaf Beetle (Paria sp), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. It is hard to find the matching species ID of this shiny black beetle around South East Asia. But the characteristic of this beetle is resemble to Genus of Paria from the family of Chrysomelidae.




This beetle has metallic black color all over its body. The size is about 4mm.

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
Subfamily : Eumolpinae
Tribe : Typophorini
Genus : Paria

Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/450054/bgimage

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