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Spotted Tortoise Beetle

Aspidomorpha miliaris

Description:

Yellow beetle with a tortoise-shell like cover

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Ashish
Ashish 10 years ago
Spotted Tortoise Beetle
Aspidomorpha miliaris Aspidomorpha miliaris | Southeast Asian beetles


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24 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 8 years ago

Never seen this species before.

SargonR
SargonR 8 years ago

Such amazing little guys!

Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 10 years ago

Beautiful beetle!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 10 years ago

great photo!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

This is a brilliant photo, so crisp, and the beetle is definitely an interesting fellar! Great spotting. :)

lmdang
lmdang 10 years ago

so cool. it looks like a toffee lolly

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Two weeks ago I find its variety of poses..!!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/666...

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

Wow very unique!

TanKianYong
TanKianYong 10 years ago

Thanks for the support everyone! :D

dreamfalcon
dreamfalcon 10 years ago

Great photo of an interesting creature!

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

That is one fascinating fellow!

starleaf
starleaf 10 years ago

Tortoise beetles always fascinate me; and I consider good fortune to even spot one in the garden.

Thanks for sharing this superb shot.

Manilie
Manilie 10 years ago

Great shot!

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"Spotted Tortoise Beetles protect themselves by withdrawing their heads and legs under their shield."

http://facebook.com/projectnoah/posts/21...
http://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/95...

SunirmalBarai
SunirmalBarai 10 years ago

It,s abeauty

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Oh! Amazing pic, is it a slimy cover? Maybe used as some sort of protection?

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

what a neat looking beetle..or ladybug beetle...pretty yellow

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

What a beauty! Be sure to put the name up at the top of the page.

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

Yes it is! Cassidini is a sub-grouping within the Order Coleoptera, which are the beetles. In fact, ladybugs are also beetles, but the common name simply implies them to be bugs. The American one, that is: the British common name for them is ladybird beetle.

I wish I could be more of a help in its identification, but I have no sources to consult for insects in Malaysia.

TanKianYong
TanKianYong 10 years ago

Its a beetle? wow! thanks for correcting! :D

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

This actually looks like a tortoise beetle, tribe Cassidini, not a ladybug.

Nadi88
Nadi88 10 years ago

Is that normal?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

WOW!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Very cool bug! Nice pic too.

TanKianYong
Spotted by
TanKianYong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 28, 2010
Submitted on Jul 22, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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