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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata


This tortoise beetle stood out like a beautiful little gem. It was only around 5-7 mm, but it was startlingly shiny and golden in the sunilight


On a wooden walkway that went through a flooded forest. The forest normally just has a river running through it, but much of the forest was probably at least knee deep, if not much deeper from all the rain.


After reading up on it, I learned that adults change color when disturbed! You can see the variations of color in the link provided.

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Machi 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren :)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Very lovely!

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Colquitt, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 10, 2016
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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