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Asian Golden Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis


About 0.1", cute beetle, reddish golden colored, rarely fly..


Found in Ipomoea batatas.. The are so many tortoise beetles in there, Asian Golden Tortoise Beetle, Spotted Tortoise Beetle, Green Tortoise Beetle..

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28 Comments (1–25)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 9 years ago

Wow! and the last one seems like it's asking for help! hahaha

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice series - congratulations!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats again Jason!

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Congrats to you on this wonderful spotting... especially the 5th pic...

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

wow !!! beautiful... congratulations Jason.....

ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

Congratulations Jason! Wonderful series!

KarenSaxton 9 years ago

well earned sotd!

Congratulations !

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Thanks a lot all! It's my pleasure! Thank you for the interesting information Karen! :)

@IreneBA: Makasih ka! ini ada di kebon saya, di taneman ubi jalar, yg ijo sama yg bintik jg ada, ,

Felicidades ....por el SOTD.

IreneBA 9 years ago

congratulation, Jason!!!! ini yg kakak posting di FB itu, yg cuma kelihatan dikit emasnya krn udah terbang lagi..... persis!! nemu di mana??

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations Jason! It is very nice series. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

surekha 9 years ago

Congratulations Jason, on this lovely spotting!

JoeHartman 9 years ago

Nice shots of a wonderful beetle. Congrats with SOTD!

Congratulations Jason!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Jason, this super series has earned you Spotting of the Day!

The Asian golden or Holy Cross tortoise beetle is so named because when viewed from above or below it looks like it has been crucified. Like all tortoise beetles it can pull its cuticle down on to the surface of the leaf to seal itself off from any unwanted attention from predators such as ants.


LuisStevens 9 years ago

A jewel!

GvozdenBuzdovan 9 years ago

Sweet bug!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 9 years ago

Amazingly great beetle! :)
Wonderful spotting!!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful little beetle.

IsabellaFiers 9 years ago

Wonderful !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago


Spectacular beetle!

staccyh 9 years ago

Beautiful photos!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Thanks all.. Maybe you can find it on Ipomoea .. In my place, that plant is their favorite place.. :)

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 4, 2013

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