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