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Cucurbit Leaf Beetle

Aulacophora indica


Aulacophora indica (Gmelin, 1790), syn. Galeruca indica Baly 1878, Aulacophora similis (Olivier), Aulacophora femoralis (Motschulsky, 1857), of family Chrysomelidae or leaf beetles.The common names of this beetle are Red Cucurbit Beetle, Pumpkin Beetle, Squash Beetle. A destructive pest feeding on cucurbit leaves. Distribution: in Europe, Russia, Siberia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japn, Vietnam, Lao, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga.


Backyard, spotted on Desert Rose plant (Adenium obesum).



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AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Thanks Jemma and Jhan-Curt!

Jhan-Curt Fernández
Jhan-Curt Fernández 10 years ago

we used to play with these when we were kids :D I remember that they spray smelly yellow-orange liquid when touched.

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Thanks Sachindra for your faves :-)

Biñan, Calabarzon, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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