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Yellow and Black Bug
Hi. I’ve loved taking pictures of strange insects, etc. and I came across this bug (and several others in clusters) in my Iris flower bed a few weeks ago. Could you please identify it for me? I’d greatly appreciate it.
Dawn from OK
Talala, OK US

Tortoise Beetle Larva on Iris

Tortoise Beetle Larva on Iris

Hi Dawn,
This is a Leaf Beetle Larva in the family Chrysomelidae. We are nearly certain it is one of the Tortoise Beetles in the subfamily Cassidinae. We found a photo on BugGuide that is a very close match. Sadly, we haven’t the time to research the exact species that feeds on iris at the moment, but perhaps one of our readers will submit a comment.

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