tiny gold beetle
A patron brought this small beetle (approx. 2-3 mm) in for some ID help and I can’t find anything in any of our books that fit. It flew into their car in a parking lot that’s near a small oak-hickory woodlot. The elytra are clear around the margins. I really just want to narrow it down to Family – any thoughts?
Michael

Hi Michael,
Beautiful photo of a Tortoise Beetle in the Leaf Beetle family Chrysomellidae. They are sometimes called Goldbugs.

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