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Tortoise Beetle?


Tortoise Beetle?
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Copyright: Kedar Kulkarni (kedarkulkarni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 0 N: 346] (1459)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-21 4:41
Viewed: 2773
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unknown Insect, but was like a lady bug. But more than double the size of lady bug with plastic like coat around the orange body.
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-21 4:55]

Hi Kedar
Great shot this interesting Ladybug!
Difficult to say the ID. maybe a Harmonia axyridis...ut I am not sure!
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • v4vjk (51)
  • [2010-06-21 6:00]

nice shot!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-23 6:39]

Hello Kedar,
very beautiful bug. The orange body is very wel seen against the green leaf. Nice dots and shiny surface.
you have shown it nicely.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-29 10:33]

Hello Kedar,
I have seen this beetle in your gallery. This might be a Tortoise beetle (Aspidomorpha species), but I don't know which one exactely. May be you will find something more precise looking through some nature-sites on beetles.
Kind regards
Anne

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