Subject:  Looks like a bug with an amber encrusted frog on top
Geographic location of the bug:  Toronto, Canada
Date: 09/27/2017
Time: 02:43 PM EDT
Found this bug on my sliding door today. At first I thought a tiny frog was eating a bug, but it looked like it was encrusted in amber. It’s about 1cm in size, maybe smaller. Looking closer at my photos, the shape of the “amber” crust looks too perfect, so maybe it’s just the bug’s shell.
Any idea what this is?
How you want your letter signed:  Steven

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Dear Steven,
We like your amber-encrusted frog observation as a description of the elytra of this Clavate Tortoise Beetle.  All three provided views are gorgeous and illustrative.

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Location: Toronto, Canada

2 Responses to Clavate Tortoise Beetle

  1. Steven says:

    Thanks for identifying this bizarre looking bug! The markings were so unusual, and the “frog” pattern seemed to small to be an actual frog.

  2. Laurie says:

    Yes, THANK YOU! My dog noticed I had one attached to me, so I put it in a container worried I’d be in trouble. You identified it for me (it SO much looks like Steven’s photos), so I released the little critter (I’m in Milton, ON)
    Thanks again

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