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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata - larva and adult

Description:

They can change color, looking initially like tiny jewels, or golden ladybugs, but can alter the reflectivity of the cuticle so the outer layers become clear,

Habitat:

spotted this in southern India 's rainfed vegetation

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2 Comments

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 9 years ago

Superb picture... ;-)

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

awesome ...

Chennai, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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