Monday, April 30, 2012

Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida circumdata), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from the  Chrysomelidae family under genus of  Cassida. The species name is Cassida circumdata (Herbst, 1799)



This leaf beetle has black back ground color of its protonum and elytra with metallic green to golden marks on it. The shell of the pronotum and elytra is transparrent and extended over its body. The size is about 5mm. 

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 : Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe : Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles)
Genus : Cassida 
Species : Cassida circumdata (Herbst, 1799)

References:
http://www.fobi.web.id/fbi/v/insect/f-chr/cas-cir/Cassida-circumdata_Pasirkalong_Ian.jpg.html
http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/sweetpotato/key/Sweetpotato%20Diagnotes/Media/Html/TheProblems/Pest-LeafChewingInsects/TortoiseBeetles/tortoise%20beetles.htm
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=721355



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