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Flea Beetle

Aulacophora lewisii


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.


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


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:

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Thanks Yuko! :)

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Adorable! :)

Thanks Sarala! :)


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...

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

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

Spotted for Mission

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