Watch: IFS officer's video showing Golden Tortoise Beetle flying goes viral

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 12, 2021, 09:25 PM(IST)

Golden Tortoise Beetle Photograph:( Twitter )

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An IFS officer Susanta Nanda took to Twitter to share a video of three Golden Tortoise Beetle preparing to take a flight from someone's palm

Hve you ever seen a tortoise fly? Or seen a golden tortoise the size of a fly? What if we told you there is a combination of all of these traits in one species?

A social media video has left people amazed and shocked at the sight of 'Golden Tortoise Beetle' flying.

An IFS officer Susanta Nanda took to Twitter to share a video of three Golden Tortoise Beetle preparing to take a flight from someone's palm.

With a caption reading, "Sometimes, all that glitters is gold.", he showed the video of three Golden Tortoise Beetle found in Southeastern Asia.

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The original video has been caught by an artist from Manipur, Thokchom Sony.

After the video, shared by the IFS officer went viral, another Twitter user shared a similar sighting in his hometown at Satna Madhya Pradesh.

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The tortoise beetles, which are usually 5-7 millimetres in length, are often spotted in Southeast Asia, especially in the evenings. 

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