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Orange Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha westwoodi


About 2cm long and almost as wide, this chrysomelid is bright orange with black spots. Circling the body, is an extension of the cuticle which forms a translucent 'shield' around the beetle, and covering its head from above. The black spots continue onto the extension on four corners.


Found among pot plants in agricultural area with some patches of rainforest.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, Sam.

Sam19 3 years ago

Gorgeous photo.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Feb 19, 2009
Submitted on Jun 26, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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