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Tortoise beetle

Dorynota pugionota

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 4 years ago
Tortoise Beetle
Dorynota pugionota Dorynota pugionotahabitus

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sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Congrats Thalita...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations !

LarryGraziano 4 years ago

Congratulations for you lovely spotting of the day!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Parabéns de novo, Thalita, o SOTD foi muito merecido mesmo. Obrigado pelka informação.

Wow,amazing capture Thalita,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

ThalitaMorais 4 years ago

Thanks everyone. I fixed the species, bayucca, thank you so much for all the help!!
Sergio, foi no Parque Tingui, na trilha coberta bem no começo do parque.

bayucca 4 years ago

Congrats! Please, do not forget to complete the scientific name of Dorynota pugionota.

armadeus.4 4 years ago


AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats ThalitaMorais, this awesome beetle has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!



Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Belíssima série sobre um dos meus insetos preferidos. Parabéns. Por favor, onde em Curitiba você o achou?

LindaAlisto 4 years ago

1st time to see a "horned" tortoise beetle ..great spotting Thalita!!

dotun55 4 years ago

Amazing specimen! When did tortoise beetles begin to grow horns... ?

bayucca 4 years ago

Ok, we got it. It is indeed Dorynota (Dorynota) pugionota, confirmed by Marianna Simoes from the University of Kansas who did an excellent review about the genus Dorynota. Many thanks, Marianna, for your assistance, which is much appreciated!

bayucca 4 years ago

I try to get a confirmation of my closer ID of Dorynota pugionota from an expert. I just get a paper from her...

ThalitaMorais 4 years ago

Thank you all, seriously. I'll come back to the place I found it to see if I get to take better pictures to ID the species. Thank you bayucca, you're really helpful in all my spotting!!

bayucca 4 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Dorynotini, Dorynota (Dorynota) sp., the second Dorynota is the subgenus, since there is another subgenus of Akantaka in genus Dorynota. Unfortunately I cannot really tell you which one it is. They look all "identical" and we would need a clear picture from the top to see other markings. There are several candidate like Dorynota monocerus, Dorynota gladiator (possibly a synonym of Dorynota monocerus??), Dorynota pugionota.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Just brilliant ! Trust Martin to know his beetles.

I think yours is similar to no: 34 in this gallery

MartinL 4 years ago

What an amazing beetle!
This is a tortoise leaf beetle.
They come in all shapes.

Spotted by

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.40, Long: -49.30

Spotted on Oct 4, 2015
Submitted on Oct 9, 2015

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