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Green with yellow spots on back, metallic green underneath. About 1 cm long (compare to fingertip in photo).
Cloud forest (in small town)
This lovely creature is not a beetle per se (Order Coleoptera), but rather is a True Bug (Order Hemiptera; familyScutelleridae--the Shield-backed Bugs). Nonetheless, I've added it to Beetles of Costa Rica mission because it looks a lot like a beetle, and other sightings of it are there.