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06-AUG-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Tortoise beetle (Charidotella purpurata)

When I found this tortoise beetle, it was a new species for me though I didn't know for sure at the time, as it looked very similar to another species. However, the good folk at Bug Guide have confirmed that this is Charidotella purpurata. It seems to be far more scarce than the more common golden tortoise beetle or other of the various tortoise beetles we get around here.

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Sheila03-Jan-2014 10:02
What pretty transparent wings it has.
Helen Betts03-Jan-2014 06:09
Incredible detail in this excellent closeup. It even looks pretty for a beetle ;-). V.
Jean Chiasson02-Jan-2014 22:55
Beautiful colors tortoise light Christine vote
Jim Coffman02-Jan-2014 22:04
Nice capture of this little critter!
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