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Tortoise Shell Beetle

Aspidimorpha miliaris


The larvae, being of a gregarious habit, feed on Ipomoea species (morning glory, sweet potato, bindweed, moonflower, etc.) with a voracious appetite, which can have a potentially dangerous impact on crops This one was about 15 mm (0.59 in) in length, which is (from what I've read) pretty much as big as they get.


Subtropical mountainous area, hot & humid, thick brush and trees.


Was pretty excited to find this, as I'd never seen one in front of me before! Really exquisite beauty.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Tortoise Beetle
Cassida circumdata Cassida circumdatahabitus1

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Wesley Oosthuizen
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Wesley Oosthuizen

新北市, Taiwan

Spotted on Oct 3, 2015
Submitted on Oct 15, 2015

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