Beautiful tortoise beetles you might want to add.
Location: Malaysia
June 12, 2011 5:18 am
Found these in my backyard in Malaysia. You have a beautiful collection of tortoise beetles on your site and I thought perhaps you might like to add these.
Signature: AJ

Tortoise Beetle:  Cassida circumdata

Dear AJ,
Thanks for sending in photos of these two pretty Tortoise Beetles.  We will try to get species identifications when we have a free moment.

Tortoise Beetle:  Chiridopsis scalaris

 

Location: Malaysia

8 Responses to Two Malaysian Tortoise Beetles

  1. One of them is a Cassida circumdata.

  2. Boris Bueche says:

    Cassida circumdata: Pic 1.
    Pic 2 is Chiridopsis scalaris.

    cheers!

  3. Boris Bueche says:

    Cassida circumdata: Pic 1.
    Pic 2 is Chiridopsis scalaris.

    cheers!

  4. Boris Bueche says:

    I have to weaken the ID of the first:
    It may rather be Cassida catenata (Boheman, 1855) – a very similar species, widespread in the Malaian region. Though both are really variable in pattern, it remains a guess, which one it really is.

  5. Boris Bueche says:

    I have to weaken the ID of the first:
    It may rather be Cassida catenata (Boheman, 1855) – a very similar species, widespread in the Malaian region. Though both are really variable in pattern, it remains a guess, which one it really is.

  6. Boris Bueche says:

    For comparison:
    catenata, identified by the worlds best expert on Tortoise beetles:
    http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id5663/
    (also, mind! with some hesitation)
    and typical circumdata:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cchsieh/4915263835/
    from outside the range of C. catenata (Taiwan).

  7. Boris Bueche says:

    For comparison:
    catenata, identified by the worlds best expert on Tortoise beetles:
    http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id5663/
    (also, mind! with some hesitation)
    and typical circumdata:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cchsieh/4915263835/
    from outside the range of C. catenata (Taiwan).

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