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tortoise beetle

chelymorpha cribraria

Description:

red beetle with black head and feet

Habitat:

on morning glory vine

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tortoise Beetle
Chelymorpha cribraria Species Chelymorpha cribraria - BugGuide.Net


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

This is a really cool spotting! I especially like the second photo.

I am pretty sure that this little beetle is, in fact, a Tortoise Beetle.
Here is a picture of a Polished Lady Beetle to compare to yours: http://bugguide.net/node/view/250281

You can see that the protonum (area just behind the head) has black and white markings on the Lady Beetle, while your beetle is solid black. The lady beetle is also very shiny, your beetle appears to be more matte.

ldyadiva
Spotted by
ldyadiva

Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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