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Golden tortoise beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata


Small metallic beetle with a clear shield surrounding it.


They can change color, looking initially like tiny jewels, or golden ladybugs, but can alter the reflectivity of the cuticle so the outer layers become clear, revealing a ladybug type of red coloring with black spots

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice one!

LisaPowers 8 years ago

Thanks Antonio :-)

beautiful Lisa :)
Karen your last nigth dilema was well resolved :)

LisaPowers 8 years ago

It was indeed! You did terrific finding it!

LisaPowers 8 years ago

They feed on morning glory. We kinda flushed this one, but it landed on a nearby oak leaf.

KarenL 8 years ago

This was definitely the find of the day!

Hema 8 years ago

which kind of plant/tree was it on. SO that I know where to look for it.

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Oak Hill, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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