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The Golden Tortoise Beetle is the ultimate flying beetle of disguise and science. When disturbed, the beetle changes from a golden jewel to a much duller red, spotted with black dots, mimicking a ladybug. The Golden Tortoise Beetle, or Charidotella sexpuncta, does this by gauging the moisture levels of liquid in the cuticle. The second photo shows part of the transition between gold and red.
Unfortunately, the beetle is considered a pest and the larvae tend to feed on Morning Glories, (plants in the family Convolvulaceae). I did not find these specific individuals on Morning Glories.
A wonderful spotting to kick off June with! :D Sorry for the bad third photo, just found it interesting to find a trio of these jewels!