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Subject:  Some kind of Cassida?
Geographic location of the bug:  Ranomafana, Madagascar
Date: 04/19/2018
Time: 03:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this beetle while taking  photographing some frogs very close to a waterfall.
Since we were very close to both a waterfall and rainforest it was a very moist terrain. It was sitting on a smaller bamboo-like plant. The visit was in the begining of the cooler season there.
How you want your letter signed:  Janne

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Janne,
This is indeed a Tortoise Beetle in the tribe Cassidini, but we cannot say for certain that it is a member of the genus
Cassida and we have not been able to locate any matching images that would help identify the species.

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Subject:  Tortoise Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Costa Rica
Date: 03/14/2018
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

Tortoise Beetle

Dear 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!
Esther Murillo

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Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Zimbabwe harare
Date: 01/21/2018
Time: 02:35 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Clusters of this bug can only be found on one tree in our garden.  Demolishing the leaf to a skeleton before moving on.  They have been here for 2 weeks now with no sign of lying eyes or making cocoons
How you want your letter signed:  Di

Tortoise Beetle Larvae, we believe

Dear Di,
These are NOT Caterpillars, the larvae of butterflies or moths.  Rather, they are beetle larvae.  We suspect they are Leaf Beetle larvae or more specifically Tortoise Beetle larvae from the subfamily Cassidinae.  Knowing the tree would be of tremendous assistance to providing an actual species identification.  The look like the Fool’s Gold Beetle larvae pictured on BioDiversity Explorer, but that would mean your tree is actually a shrub in the family Solanaceae.

Tortoise Beetle larvae we believe

wow Thank you so much.  I will have to take a leaf down to the local nursery to identify the tree/shrub.  it is very big for a shrub over 5 meters at a guess but it is shrub like with many big stems/trunks and hanging branches I cannot see anything similar on the internet when I use the shrub name suggested.
I will continue looking and searching.

Best regardsDiane

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Subject:  Golden Ladybug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Falcón, Venezuela
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 11:01 AM EDT
Hi, I found this beetle in my car this morning. It looked exactly like a Ladybug but spotless and with an iridescent golden color. For what I’ve seen it’s not a Tortoise Beetle, so what could it be?
How you want your letter signed:  Gabriela G

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Gabriela,
This is not a Lady Beetle.  It is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, probably one of the Tortoise Beetles.  Alas, we did not have any luck locating matching images on the internet.

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Subject:  Wat is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Noglaes, Arizona
Date: 12/11/2017
Time: 03:05 PM EDT
this bug was seen last summer about 10-miles north of Nogales, Arizona
How you want your letter signed:  Ben

Leaf Beetle

Dear Ben,
This is a Leaf Beetle in the genus
Calligrapha, and there are many similar looking species in the genus.

Thank you.  It was the first time my wife or I had ever seen this particular insect.
Ben

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Subject:  Beautiful Ladybug
Geographic location of the bug:  Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Date: 10/29/2017
Time: 08:50 PM EDT
Hi there,
I failed to identify this bug, I have found on a palm leave in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It  ‘s size is about other lady bugs. Can you identify, please?
How you want your letter signed:  Johannes Oehl

Eight Spotted Flea Beetle

Dear Johannes,
This is not a Lady Beetle.  It is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, and based on the hind legs, we believe it is a Flea Beetle in the tribe Alticini.  It is identified as
Omophoita sp. on the Las Cruces and Wilson Botanical Gardens Costa Rica 2010 Smug Mug site.  It is identified as Omophoita cyanipennis on FlickR and on Jungle Dragon it is called an Eight Spotted Flea Beetle.

Eight Spotted Flea Beetle

Hello Daniel
Thank you very much for the identification work!!!!
Feel free to visit my website www.jzoom.de
Best,
Johannes
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