Monday, April 30, 2012

Thirteen Spotted Tortoise Shell Beetle (Laccoptera nepalensis, Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from the  Chrysomelidae family under genus of Laccoptera. The species name is  Laccoptera nepalensis (Boheman, 1855).





This beetle is dominating by orange color of its body. It has thirteen black marks, 11 black marks at the elytra and the othe two at the thorax. It has orange antenna with black band at the top. The size is about 6mm.

Scientific classification:
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 : Aspidimorphini
Genus : Laccoptera
Species : Laccoptera nepalensis (Boheman, 1855)

References:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id177831/
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=839794 (Taxon)

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