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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata bicolor

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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8 Comments

Rustic 41
Rustic 41 7 years ago

Beautiful colors!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wonderful series Carol!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very beautiful.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Really beautiful Carol!

staccyh
staccyh 8 years ago

Great photo's.

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 8 years ago

What a beauty!

beaker98
beaker98 8 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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