Subject: Beetle from Peru
Location: Central Peru
January 2, 2014 7:08 pm
Please help me to identify this beetle from the cloudforest in Peru (photo taken at about 1.200 m Elevation on the eastern slope of the Andes). Thank you!
We are in awe of the bold, complimentary colors of this stunning Tortoise Beetle in the subfamily Cassidinae and tribe Cassidini. This Peruvian Amazon relative pictured on FlickR bears a resemblance and we would would not doubt they might both be in the genus Eugenysa, or this individual also on FlickR and also from Peru and also tentatively in the genus Eugenysa.