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
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.