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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis


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

2 species ID suggestions

Yasser 5 years ago
Golden Tortoise Beetle
Charidotella (Genus)

167 Comments (1–25)

armonia-201528 a year ago

wowww. Love it!!

goldeneagle a year ago

Wha...wha... What?!?! Golden!!!!!!

dylanjamesjoaquin a year ago

I would not take it from the wild.

Muckpuk a year ago

Why "have"?

dylanjamesjoaquin a year ago

But breeding in a contained environment will help species population.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Best to leave exotic species (plants, animals) alone. Look at and enjoy them in their native environment.

dylanjamesjoaquin a year ago

I would love the have this beautiful species. Some day, I will visit India.

I have see the Same in Irupu Falls Karnataka ...Awesome creature...

LilBunny 2 years ago

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

HazelMarley 2 years ago

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

bg11a17 2 years ago

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

kaylabroski24 3 years ago

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

ceejayalyssa 3 years ago


amelieprentice2003 3 years ago

Looks like real gold. Beautiful.

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 3 years ago

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

baconreiche 3 years ago

LOVE IT!!!! :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 3 years ago

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

chadryanlinton1 3 years ago

Nothing like that around where i live

outsidegirl0 3 years ago


ChimeTsetan 3 years ago

thank you Mari du Preez. :)

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 3 years ago

What a brilliant little beetle! Great shots!

beastlyvirtues 3 years ago

What a treasure!

hayoung 3 years ago

love it!!!!! thaks

ChimeTsetan 3 years 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 3 years 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.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

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

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