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Green Tortoise Beetle (Mating)

Cassida circumdata

Description:

Mating tortoise beetles. These leaf beetles have black back ground color of the pronotum and elytra with metallic green to golden marks on them. The shell of the pronotum and elytra is transparrent and extended over the body. The size of each beetle is about 5mm. Classification: Order : Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder : Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily : Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Family : Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) Subfamily : Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines) Tribe : Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles) Genus : Cassida Species : Cassida circumdata (Herbst, 1799) Source: http://potokito-myshot.blogspot.com/2012.... Considered a sweet potato pest: http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/sweetp.... Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/156....

Habitat:

Spotted on the camote tops (sweet potato plants) in the backyard.

Notes:

Reference: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/Si.... http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat.... http://potokito-myshot.blogspot.com/2012....

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5 Comments

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Oops,, that's Muckpuk... sorry, I spelled your name wrong.. I wish the luck still stays.

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Muckpuck, may your words come true!! :) I really felt so lucky. I was taking a shot of a lone beetle (pic#6), when suddenly another one flew to the same leaf and the two got acquainted.. ;)

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 10 years ago

WOW! I felt so lucky finding one once and you have seen (and captured how they are being made! GREAT! Congratulations. In Thailand they say "for Lucky" if you spot one. You must get an enormous amount of luck coming towards you.
:-)

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Thanks again KarenL for a wonderful comment :-).. Thanks also for liking, SushilBarai, KeithRoragen, and Leana.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful!

Biñan, Calabarzon, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 30, 2012

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