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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis


really beautiful bug. A jewel of a bug. :)

2 species ID suggestions

Yasser 3 years ago
Golden Tortoise Beetle
Charidotella (Genus)

172 Comments (1–25)

LilBunny 5 months ago

For a second, it looked like it was in amber. Anyone else see that? It's kinda cool

anita1 5 months ago

woooow thats great. is golden

ismael1 5 months ago

Sure it isn't a jewell?

HazelMarley 10 months ago

Woah, it looks like it's in a bubble or a shell!

bg11a17 10 months ago

I have never seen something like that! Congratulations that´s something amazing and pretty!

ismael1 11 months ago

That's a jewell

kaylabroski24 a year ago

It looks like it's made out of gold. That's really cool!

ceejayalyssa a year ago


Looks like real gold. Beautiful.

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita a year ago

hey waktu kecil aku juga pernah menemukan yang seperti ini di daerah sekitar rumahku. Aku menemukan banyak sekali serangga yang seperti itu.

baconreiche a year ago

LOVE IT!!!! :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih a year ago

wow... that's very nice series... Amazing creature.. I can see the golden tortoise inside. Very beautiful..

chadryanlinton1 a year ago

Nothing like that around where i live

outsidegirl0 a year ago


chimetsetan a year ago

thank you Mari du Preez. :)

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez a year ago

What a brilliant little beetle! Great shots!

beastlyvirtues a year ago

What a treasure!

hayoung a year ago

love it!!!!! thaks

chimetsetan a year ago

thank you childs.kj. for bringing it to my notice. :) seems like there are many people using the images in their own webpages. its alright. I think they've got the identity of the insect wrongly because they must have taken the image when it was misidentified over here (before Ashish Nimkar corrected it i.e. 7 months before) :)

childs.kj a year ago

Your photo is being used in an online article by Scientific American but unfortunately they have it mislabeled as the North American species, Charidotella sexpunctata.

What a gorgeous insect! Thank you for sharing!

chimetsetan a year ago

thank you everyone. Aaron, i don't know who posted it there. :) let them enjoy.

ScottJBaguley a year ago

wow,so pretty.

Chubbishan Lin
Chubbishan Lin a year ago

wow this is so cool!

AliHp a year ago

very nice,,,

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Sep 6, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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