Tortoise beetle 條點溝龜甲
This tortoise beetle is a kind of leaf beetle that was first discovered in Hong Kong. Its scientific name Chiridopsis bowringi was named in honour of John Charles Bowring (1821-1893) who was a famous coleopterist with a large collection of samples, especially Coleoptera. He was also the eldest son of Sir John Bowring, the fourth Governor of Hong Kong. In 2000, the Hong Kong Post released a set of stamps on the theme of “Hong Kong Insects” with a view to enhancing the public’s understanding of the ecology of local insects and the importance of nature conservation, one of the stamps showcased the precious existence of Chiridopsis bowringi.
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