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Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Mesomphaliini, Stolas imperialis. Here is a link for another source: http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat...
Thank you James.
That is one of the most interesting beetles that we have ever seen. Great find.
I live in Nova Scotia Canadar two years ago I reached inside my mail box and got stung it was excruciating felt like a serious burn but not visible,,, from accidentally touching an insect, it really resembled the Tortoise Beetle. i still wonder does anyone have information on what the insect may have been.......
Thank you again theridula.
Just letting you know, the mites are the parasitic larvae of a family distantly related to true velvet mites (Trombidiidae) called Erythraeidae. Unfortunately, I cannot identify the subfamily or genus without seeing the mites closer. Nice photo!
That is a truly beautiful beetle you spotted.
I am in awe.
Incredible spotting Sergio!!! Congrats!!!
To all of you that favorited and praised this spotting obrigado, thank you, gracias, merci, danke, धन्यवाद, 谢谢, salamat, ありがとう. @yunseong1: no, it is not poisonous at all.
Congrats sergio, amazing SOTD!
Is it poisonous?This beetle looks really interesting.
Congratulations Sergio - well deserved, of course !!
wow!!!! what a beautiful spotting Sergio... Congrats....
Way to go Sergio, congrats on a great SOTD!
It was just a joke, bayucca. There is plenty of "cold blondes" for all of us... :-)
Ha, Sergio, I suggest another order...
To all people that liked and made such nice comments on this one, thank you very much. To Yasser, thanks a lot for choosing one of my spottings as SOTD again. It is, and always will be, an honor. To bayucca, I am still waiting you to come here, so we can make a field trip together - lots of butterflies and longhorn beetles here, you know. To Mark, I am waiting you here too, so we can have some beers while bayucca works on the IDs... :-)
Congratulations Sergio. You did it again!
Very Amazing!!! Congrats Sergio! :)
Spotted on Nov 15, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014
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