Subject: Tortoise Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Costa Rica
Time: 04:11 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! I had seen this little Tortoise nettle a couple of times and it looks like a Mottled one but the color is uniform on its back. Do you know which specie it is
How you want your letter signed: Esther
Many Tortoise Beetles in the tribe Cassidini are quite beautiful and your individual is no exception. Your individual looks to us like Microctenochira cf. vivida which is pictured on Project Noah.
Thank you so much for the identification! Tortoise Beetles are so beautiful, here in the city I had only see two variations though. Have a great weekend!