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Golden tortoise beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata

Description:

0.5 cm long bug, light blue-metallic gold color.

Habitat:

Tropical forest -altitude 1800 mts-

1 Species ID Suggestions

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago
Golden tortoise beetle
Charidotella sexpunctata Golden tortoise beetle


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4 Comments

sheltiesareawesome
sheltiesareawesome 8 years ago

Wow! What an amazing bug!!!

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

I came to the same conclusion, Livan. I just need verification of its range.

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Charidotella sexpunctata is listed as present in the Costa Rica Biodiversity Portal http://www.crbio.cr/portalCRBio/species/...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

This is a Tortoise Beetle. I'm not an expert, and not familiar with all the species that may be in Costa Rica, but I'm fairly certain it is a member of the Subgenus Charidotella.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/633889

JuanC.Garcia
Spotted by
JuanC.Garcia

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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