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Golden tortoise beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata

Description:

Small metallic beetle with a clear shield surrounding it.

Notes:

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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7 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice one!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Thanks Antonio :-)

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

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

It was indeed! You did terrific finding it!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

This was definitely the find of the day!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

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

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Oak Hill, Tennessee, USA

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

Spotted for Mission

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