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Description:

Unidentified tortoise beetle. Chrysomelidae family.

3 Species ID Suggestions

Aspidimorpha
MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago
golden tortoise beetle
Cassida versicolor, family Chrysomelidae Golden Tortise Beetle
larkinpb
larkinpb 5 years ago
Target tortoise beetle
Charidotis cincticulus Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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9 Comments

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 3 years ago

Hi Anne , I don't know if you still need an ID for this beetle ,but I think it might be --Microctenochira vivida.I spotted what looks like the same species in CR this year and after some searching found a possible ID.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Beautiful!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 9 years ago

Closest I can get: Ischnocodia annulus - Target beetle from Panama

Thank you for the suggestion Johan. There are a lot of Aspidimorpha species! After looking at a sampling of them I notice they all seem to be from the region surrounding the Indian Ocean, and maybe is not very likely for Costa Rica???

Thank you for the suggestion Mary, but Cassida versicolor is an asian species and wouldn't be found in Costa Rica.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Nice spotting and photo

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 9 years ago

Nice find!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

cute

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 23, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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