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Unidentified Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella puella


A beautiful gold, red and black tortoise beetle from the cassidinae subfamily. I saw a white and small flying insect and though it was a small moth, when I got a closer look I was astonished. Too bad it was shy and only let me take 2 bad shots.


Thanks Lech and Jolanta from the Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, University of Wroclaw, Poland, for the ID

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Tortoise beetle
Microctenochira aberrata Microctenochira aberrata - Overview

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

ID updated

GustavoMorejon 7 years ago

El mejor lugar para comenzar sería revisar el trabajo del Dr. Lech Borowiec, en , ahí tienes una buena guía. Es un poco largo y pesado el sitio, pero te va a dar una buena idea de lo que podría ser. Cassidinae es un grupo grande y complejo, pero fascinante !

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Hola gustavo, no soy para nada experto, como podría saber en base a esta foto si se trata en efecto de esa especie (en el enlace no vi fotos)

GustavoMorejon 7 years ago

Can be a local variation of Microctenochira aberrata.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Thanks Anne!

Very pretty beetle!

Diaz José Miguel
Spotted by
Diaz José Miguel

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 19, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013


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