Reblogged from insectlove
Holy Cross Tortoise Beetle - Aspidomorpha sanctaecrucis
The Holy Cross Tortoise Beetle, Aspidomorpha sanctaecrucis (Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae) is a species of tortoise beetle found in Southeastern Asia.
These beetles live and feed on leaves of Ipomoea fistulosa. Like all tortoise beetles they can pull their cuticle down on to the surface of the leaf which seals them off from any unwanted attention from predators. They get their name because from directly above they look as if they have been crucified.