Kumbang ‘kura-kura’ Emas

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Bismillah

Semasa membuat nota untuk subjek Biochemistry (chitin -carbohydrates), tiba-tiba terjumpa gambar ini -tortoise beetle.🙂

Selalu jumpa kumbang ni masa main-main dalam semak kecil-kecil dulu, dan terkesima sebab warnanya yang cantik…. hehe. Rupanya (selepas 20 tahun) baru tau ni adalah tortoise beetle -yang boleh bertukar warna.

This beautiful insect that looks like a drop of gold paint is a Golden Tortoise Beetle, Charidotella sexpunctata, and it feeds on the leaves of morning glories and other plants in the family Convolvulaceae.  Golden Tortoise Beetles are capable of changing colors, and much to the dismay of insect collectors, they lose their lovely golden color after death.  See Bugguide for additional information on the Golden Tortoise Beetle.

One thought on “Kumbang ‘kura-kura’ Emas

    sot said:
    August 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Pasrah Merentas Benua
    Mencari Kumbang Kura-Kura
    Jumpa Di Depan Tangga

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