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Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata - larva and adult


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,


spotted this in southern India 's rainfed vegetation

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vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Superb picture... ;-)

Arun 8 years ago

awesome ...

Chennai, India

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

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