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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata bicolor


Family: Chrysomelidae. Subfamily: Cassidinae. Tribe: Cassidini (Leaf beetle family). Length: A little less than 1/4 inch (6.35 mm). Appears only gold to the naked eye. Variable in coloring, but this one has a clear type shell over rainbow colors.


In my yard that was turned into meadow. Actually border of meadow/woodlands. Found on a mixture of tangled shrubs. (Morning Glory Family)


I didn't realize these beetles were in my state of Pennsylvania. Looks plain gold to the naked eye because it is so tiny. Found underneath the leaves.

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Rustic 41
Rustic 41 10 years ago

Beautiful colors!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

Thanks so much for liking my cute little space bug. LOL

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Wonderful series Carol!

RiekoS 10 years ago

Very beautiful.

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Really beautiful Carol!

staccyh 10 years ago

Great photo's.

vivianpoma 10 years ago

What a beauty!

beaker98 10 years ago

Wonderful shots!

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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