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Mottled Tortoise Beetle larva

Aspidimorpha cf. miliaris


About one centimeter in length; soft-looking white body with sharp black spines; two black "horns"


Taiwan; Taipei suburbs; subtropical; forest park


Found on a leaf, about one meter above forest floor; not moving at the time. I haven't yet found any images online of this particular species of slug moth caterpillar.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Tortoise Beetle Larva
Aspidimorpha cf. miliaris Aspidimorpha miliaris pupa and larva

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bayucca 6 years ago

Welcome, Robert and a belayed welcome to Project Noah. I added a suggestion for your adult. It is indeed the same one as the larva and you may delete the "cf." in the scientific field. And note that it really is Aspidimorpha not Aspidomorpha which you would see in other sources.
However, it is not the Mottled Tortoise Beetle, just Tortoise Beetle or if you prefer: Miliaris Tortoise Beetle. Deloyola guttata looks different.
It would also be helpful and interesting if you could add a link to your adult/larva spotting and viceversa in the description, so people can see both, adult and larva.
Please, do not panic about the additional work you have to do, it is just a little cosmetics ;-)

RobertDobie 6 years ago

Thank you bayucca, yes, I believe you are correct! In fact, I took this photo just minutes after I took the photo of the adult beetle (only a meter away from the larva). :)

bayucca 6 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, looks like being Aspidimorpha cf. miliaris.
It is therefore a tortoise beetle larva, indeed some similarity with Limacodidae.
Here is the adult, you may look for them at the same spot you found the larva.

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臺北市, 臺北市, Taiwan

Spotted on Dec 14, 2014
Submitted on Dec 16, 2014


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