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Flea Beetle

Aulacophora lewisii

Description:

Aulacophora lewisii (Baly, 1866), is a beetle species from the leaf beetle family. The flea beetle here is about 6-7mm in body length, the head, pronotum, abdomen, legs and antennae are orange-yellow, elytra black and shorter than the abdomen.

Habitat:

Backyard, spotted on a loofah sponge gourd plant, one of its host plants (Cucurbitaceae).

Notes:

Flea Beetle is a general name applied to the small, jumping beetles of the leaf beetle family (Chrysomelidae). They make up the tribe Alticini, which is a part of the subfamily Galerucinae. Ref: http://pk-photography.blogspot.com/2012/....

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6 Comments

Thanks Yuko! :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Adorable! :)

Thanks Sarala! :)

Nice

Thanks Adi! I think my spotting is also a type of a cucurbit leaf beetle. It inhabits our loofah plant (a Cucurbitaceae).

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Nice..seems like Cucurbit leaf beetle...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/148...

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Nov 20, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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