Subject: Tortoise Beetle?
Location: Baltimore, MD
June 27, 2013 7:42 pm
I found this cute little guy on the side of my coffee mug. He looked like a drop of gold! I snapped a few photos, and when I scrolled in for a closer look I realized that the edges of his exoskeleton are actually translucent! Very beautiful insect!
We have to admit that we were drawn to your submission because of your beguiling signature. Thank you for submitting a wonderful photo of a Golden Tortoise Beetle, Charidotella sexpunctata. We hope you continue to be enchanted by the world of insects.