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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis

Notes:

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



2 species ID suggestions

Yasser
Yasser 2 years ago
Golden Tortoise Beetle
Charidotella (Genus)

169 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 months ago

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

bg11a17
bg11a17 4 months ago

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

ismael1
ismael1 5 months ago

That's a jewell

kaylabroski24
kaylabroski24 7 months ago

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

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 9 months ago

amazing!

amelieprentice2003
amelieprentice2003 9 months ago

Looks like real gold. Beautiful.

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 10 months ago

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

baconreiche
baconreiche 11 months ago

LOVE IT!!!! :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 months ago

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

chadryanlinton1
chadryanlinton1 11 months ago

Nothing like that around where i live

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 11 months ago

cool!

chimetsetan
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
beastlyvirtues a year ago

What a treasure!

hayoung
hayoung a year ago

love it!!!!! thaks

chimetsetan
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
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.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/runn...

What a gorgeous insect! Thank you for sharing!

chimetsetan
chimetsetan a year ago

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

ScottJBaguley
ScottJBaguley a year ago

wow,so pretty.

Chubbishan Lin
Chubbishan Lin a year ago

wow this is so cool!

AliHp
AliHp a year ago

very nice,,,

Aaron_G
Aaron_G a year ago

I just saw that your lovely beetle was featured on a popular Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

JamesFunk
JamesFunk a year ago

Wish I could favorite that a thousand times!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw a year ago

The beauty of this beetle is just unbelievable! I wish I could see this beetle with my own eyes someday.




Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

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

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