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Leaf miner leaf beetle

Dactylispa sp.

Habitat:

Rainforest

2 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago
Leaf miner leaf beetle
Platypria sp. Platypria - Wikipedia
Hispine leaf beetle (leaf-miner leaf beetle)
Dactylispa sp.


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7 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Thanks Micheal for the additional infos!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thank you Michael Geiser for the new id & info, i have updated accordingly..

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 6 years ago

The two groups "cassidines" and "hispines" are now treated together as one subfamily, Cassidinae. That's because the typical "tortoise beetle shape" evolved several times independantly. The typical Old-World hispines with spines all over their elytra (Hispa, Dactylispa, Dicladispa, Platypria etc.) are all in the tribe Hispini.
So it's Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Hispini, Dactylispa sp.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Michael can you tell me the actual taxonomy of these beetle. Chrysomelidae and Hispinae or Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae and Hispini??

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 6 years ago

The subfamily is right. But as the antennae are clearly 11-segmented (not 9-segmented) it is certainly not Platypria. It's a species of the related genus Dactylispa.

Wow, I'd only seen smooth Leaf miners before. This one is very cool!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thanks a lot Martin!

NuwanChathuranga
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Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 2, 2014
Submitted on May 9, 2014

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