<< Previous Next >>

white-banded blister beetle


white-banded blister beetle
Photo Information
Copyright: manee makkala (makkala) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 84] (1733)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 8:04
Viewed: 3132
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epicauta waterhousei Haag-Rutenberg
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Coleoptera
Family : Meloidae
Genus : Epicauta
Species : waterhousei
Head is red, other parts are dull black. Elytra bear a broad longitudinal stripe of pubescence yellowish, extending from the humeral angle towards apex of each elytron and with pubescence yellowish, narrowly along the suture, apical and lateral margins.Length 18-20 mm. Distribution: Throughout Thailand (Wiang Pa Pao, Khao Yai).Host: Groundnut, soybean, eggplants, tomato, Amaranthus spp. I found in a large number attacking legume crops at Sarika waterfall at the moment.
http://www.malaeng.com

ramthakur has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

I shot this Beetle last year and was nonplussed about its ID, Manee. You have solved my dilemma now. So it is called a White-banded Blister Beetle!
You have captured it extremely well from top perspective. The features and colours on it are beautifully delineated.

*****

hello manee
this is a beauty
great sharpness and good details with very nice colours
thanks greeting lou

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF