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