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Tortoise Beetle from Brazil

Tortoise Beetle from Brazil

Subject: Unidentified Beetle
Location: Iguacu, Brazil
October 20, 2014 5:47 am
I took this picture of an iridescent beetle at the Iguacu Falls in Brazil.
Can you please identify it.
Regards
Ina
Signature: Ian Rowlings

Dear Ian,
This is a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, and it is similar to this individual on Insetologia.  We located an image on FlickR of
Cyrtonota cyanea that looks like a very good match to your Tortoise Beetle.  We found an image of a mounted specimen on Cassidinae of the World, but dead specimens of Tortoise Beetles often lose their beautiful coloration.

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Location: Iguacu, Brazil
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2 Responses to Tortoise Beetle from Brazil

  1. Oh, thanx for the link!
    It would be good to see it from above.

    Daniel, here is a good source for Brazilian museum specimens, it’s helping me a lot:
    http://www.me.esalq.usp.br/busca_p.php

    Unfortunately, we have to check the individual links to see the images, then we gotta be patient.

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