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Flasher Male Tortoise Beetle flashing his wings as part of his courting and mating ritual.<br />
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Check out the video of their courting ritual.  The Male starts by &#039;caressing&#039; the Female with his antennae, shake his bums and flashes his wings :D<br />
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<section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_CDB5OCdoS8?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis,Beetle,Geotagged,Golden Tortoise Beetle,Indonesia,Lombok,Tortoise Beetle,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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Male Tortoise Beetle flashing his wings as part of his courting and mating ritual.

Check out the video of their courting ritual. The Male starts by 'caressing' the Female with his antennae, shake his bums and flashes his wings :D

    comments (4)

  1. That is fantastic, both the photo and the video! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :)
      It was quite a challenge to get the pic with the wings flashing as it was probably just a second flash.
      Posted 3 years ago
  2. Most beautiful! cheers* Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, RMFelix :) Posted 3 years ago

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''Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis'', sometimes called the Golden Tortoise Beetle , is an Old World species of beetle belonging to the family Chrysomelidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Martin Lagerwey
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 24, 2016. Captured Aug 22, 2016 23:21 in Jl. Raya Siung, Pelangan, Sekotong Tengah, Kabupaten Lombok Barat, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83365, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO800
  • 150mm