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An orange Tortoise Shell Beetle with a gold iridescence and dark green spots. About 5 mm long. Family Chrysomelidae.
Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters.
As can be seen on the page for this species in Bug Guide, there is a great deal of variation from solid gold to a spotted gold-orange version like this one and even plain brown (See reference).
Spotted on Aug 20, 2013
Submitted on Nov 2, 2013
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