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Argus tortoise beetle

Chelymorpha cassidea

Description:

1/2 inch; shaped like a ladybug with black underside

Habitat:

spotted on screened porch of riverfront home

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2 Comments

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

It is a tricky one as it is much larger than most Tortoise Beetles and it does kind of look like a big ladybug. They have been fairly common here this year.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Thanks so much, Keith! Tortoise beetle never occured to me (and I swear I searched BugGuide and came up empty).

auntnance123
Spotted by
auntnance123

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2012

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