emerald Costa Rican beetle
I was wondering if you could help identify this beetle I found this month while trekking about in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I’ve looked through your index of beetles and checked the bug guide and haven’t found a match. It kinda looks some sort of tortoise shell beetle. In the past your site has been a wonderful source for my insect hobbies. Thanks for your hard work. 🙂
You are correct that this is a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, but we do not know the species. It sure is a pretty beetle.