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Orange Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha westwoodi

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, Sam.

Sam19
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

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