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Probably Stolas sp. or Agenysa guianiensis.
Thank you Anne Marie!
Thank you Walter and Smith's Zoo for the comments! The measure of this beetle is approximately 17 mm. I think it is the perspective of the picture.Hi Agnes-- Thank you for your links. Eugenysa diringshofeni is only found in Brazil. Agenysa guianiensis is found in Argentina and in my province and by the way is very alike to my 'beetle'. So, I have a big problem now, I don´t know if it is some species of Stolas or Agenysa guianiensis. I can't differentiate both genera. I think this is a job for an Enthomologist! :-)
What a beautiful beetle! Great series!
Hi Daniela. Pls check also Agenysa guianiensis (http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa...) and Eugenysa diringshofeni (http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa...). Here's the Neotropical Chrysomelidae link - http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa....
Good spotting, Daniela! What is your estimate of the diameter of the beetle's body? It looks VERY BIG!
¡Muchas gracias, Gerardo!
Wow fantastico Daniela increivle serie:)
Thank you Sérgio! Well, I think only Stolas is enough for the moment.
It is hard to say, Daniela. These beetles are very tricky, even experts are cautious for ID them...
Thanks everybody for the nice comments!Hi Sérgio-- It's true S. selecta is only found in Brazil. S. vicina is found in Argentina but in Misiones Province. These are two possible matchs for this beetle: S. inaurata and S. indigacea. Both species are found in my province and in another neighboring provinces. What do you think?http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat...http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat...
So huge! Thats gorgeous spotting :)
Que lindo Daniela! Gracias por compartirlo!
So beautiful!! Looks like it's made out of bronze.
The more I see of this gorgeousTortoise Beetles the more I am in love with them. Lovely and great series, Daniela Bracamonte. Thank you for sharing.
I love your 3rd picture. Very beautiful
It is Stolas, of course, but I think it is Stolas Vicina, not selecta. S vicina is found in Argentina: http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/kat...
iBelissima! Bienvenida ao mundo de las tortuguitas! Olé...
Thank you Luis!
Daniels, this is a beautiful Tortoise Beetle and series!
Spotted on Feb 25, 2012 Submitted on Feb 6, 2013
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