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Tortoise Beetle


Probably Stolas sp. or Agenysa guianiensis.

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DB 9 years ago

Thank you Anne Marie!

Fantastic beetle!

DB 9 years ago

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! :-)

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

What a beautiful beetle! Great series!

Hi Daniela. Pls check also Agenysa guianiensis ( and Eugenysa diringshofeni (

Here's the Neotropical Chrysomelidae link -

Geodialist 9 years ago

Good spotting, Daniela! What is your estimate of the diameter of the beetle's body? It looks VERY BIG!

DB 9 years ago

¡Muchas gracias, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow fantastico Daniela increivle serie:)

DB 9 years ago

Thank you Sérgio! Well, I think only Stolas is enough for the moment.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It is hard to say, Daniela. These beetles are very tricky, even experts are cautious for ID them...

DB 9 years ago

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?

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

So huge! Thats gorgeous spotting :)

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Que lindo Daniela! Gracias por compartirlo!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

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.

RiekoS 9 years ago

I love your 3rd picture. Very beautiful

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It is Stolas, of course, but I think it is Stolas Vicina, not selecta. S vicina is found in Argentina:

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

iBelissima! Bienvenida ao mundo de las tortuguitas! Olé...

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Beautiful Daniela!

DB 9 years ago

Thank you Luis!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Daniels, this is a beautiful Tortoise Beetle and series!

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Salta, Salta, Argentina

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013

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