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Spotted Tortoise Beetle

Aspidimorpha miliaris


This little Tortoise shell beetle (just about 10mm in length) has a rounded transparent shell covering legs and head, with black spots and yellow body, yellow antennae with a black spot at the end.


Spotted during a walk into the rice fields in Toraja - Central Sulawesi, Aspidimorpha miliaris is a widespread Asian species of beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae. Larvae have a gregarious habit and feed on Ipomoea species.


It has been the 2nd time I saw this little -but always espectacular- beetle, I spotted it before in Kuala Lumpur but it flew so quickly, this time it seems that he was posing for me, and seems to feel confortable exploring my fingers.

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Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 3, 2001
Submitted on Oct 7, 2016

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