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Hello
This pretty lady came in with some black locust firewood this past xmas. Seems to more or less be a ladybug dipped in gold. Thanks
Elk Park N.C.

Dear Elk Park,
This is a Golden Tortoise Beetle, Charidotella sexpunctata, sometimes called a Gold Bug. Larvae and adults eat the leaves of Morning Glories.

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  1. […] beautiful insect that looks like a drop of gold paint is a Golden Tortoise Beetle, Charidotella sexpunctata, and it feeds on the leaves of morning glories and other plants in the […]

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