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Tortoise Shell Beetle

Aspidimorpha miliaris

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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
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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