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Spiny leaf beetle

Dicladispa sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 4 years ago
Dicladispa sp.Spiny leaf beetle
Dicladispa sp Hispinae

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MichaelGeiser 4 years ago

I can confirm Dicladispa sp.
The genera of Asian Hispini are often not easy to distinguish. There are several genera with the same "spiny" appearance. This one is a Dicladispa, based on the facts that there are 11 antennal segments, no spines on the antennae and no spines near the fore margin of the pronotum.
A key to these genera was given by S.Maulik, almost 100 years ago:http://www.archive.org/stream/coleopterachryso02jacoiala#page/150/mode/2up
The characters in this key are still valid, but two of the genus names have changed: "Hispa" is now Dicladispa, and "Hispella" is now Hispa.

AFW Afri Wiradhie
AFW Afri Wiradhie 4 years ago

Mark, Martin, thank you so much for the informations

MartinL 4 years ago

This is certainly a great leaf beetle, AFriyanaWiradikarta .
The grubs are leaf miners, eating between the surfaces of leaves, for safety.
Here is another link.

AFW Afri Wiradhie
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AFW Afri Wiradhie

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.67, Long: 106.84

Spotted on Nov 20, 2014
Submitted on Nov 20, 2014

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