Sweetpotato Leaf Beetle

Aspidimorpha miliaris

''Aspidimorpha miliaris'' is a widespread Asian species of beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae. The genus name is frequently misspelled as ''Aspidomorpha'', due to an unjustified spelling change in 1848 .
Aspidomorpha miliaris - Tortoise Beetle This is one of the strangest bugs that I have found, partially because I had never opened my eyes to bugs before, and such creatures went unnoticed.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Appearance

This species reaches about 15 millimetres in length. Larvae have a gregarious habit and feed on ''Ipomoea'' species, with potentially dangerous impact on crops.
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Distribution

''Aspidimorpha miliaris'' occurs throughout SE Asia and India.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyChrysomelidae
GenusAspidimorpha
SpeciesA. miliaris