Subject: Some kind of Cassida?
Geographic location of the bug: Ranomafana, Madagascar
Time: 03:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this beetle while taking photographing some frogs very close to a waterfall.
Since we were very close to both a waterfall and rainforest it was a very moist terrain. It was sitting on a smaller bamboo-like plant. The visit was in the begining of the cooler season there.
How you want your letter signed: Janne
This is indeed a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, but we cannot say for certain that it is a member of the genus Cassida and we have not been able to locate any matching images that would help identify the species.