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Tortoise leaf beetle

Aspidimorpha indica

Description:

A colourful bug with translucent coat on top. At first I mistook it to be a water drop on some scrap of shiny chocolate wrapper. Only when it moved I realized that it is a bug. About the size a thumb nail (1.5 cm long)

Habitat:

Sahayadri mountains (Western Ghats), Maharashtra, India

Notes:

This is the first and only time I have seen what looks like a rare bug. ID appreciated.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Tortoise leaf beetle
aspidomorpha indica File:Aspidomorpha indica jngshms.jpg - Wikimedia Commons


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5 Comments

Vishal
Vishal 8 years ago

@bayucca
I had already found the info about misspelling on wiki and made correction on the top. Thanks for confirming though :).

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

The ID is correct, but the name should be Aspidimorpha indica. There was a historic misspelling.

Vishal
Vishal 8 years ago

@MartinL Thanks for the ID

Vishal
Vishal 8 years ago

@bayucca
Thanks for the classification.
Any idea how we can point out the exact species name.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae. It is a Tortoise Beetle.

Vishal
Spotted by
Vishal

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 7, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2014

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