Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rice Hispa Spiny Leaf Beetle (Dicladispa sp), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This leaf beetle is from the family Chrysomelidae under genus of Dicladispa.



This leaf beetle has many spines over its thorax  and elytra. It has orange color of head, thorax and legs and black color of elytra. The size of this beetle is about 6mm.

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
Genus : Dicladispa

Reference:
http://eol.org/pages/3292177/overview

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