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Orange tortoise beetle - Charidotella emarginata

Orange tortoise beetle - Charidotella emarginata
Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2008
Size: 7 mm

Moved from Leaf Beetles.

Impressive Shot!
I've not seen one of these before!

that the image is impressive, and that I've not seen one of these. We could wade through the world's tortise beetles if you like. I'll try to get to it, but not this week.

On second thought, after a few spare moments, check out this one,Charidotella (Chaerocassis) emarginata (Boheman, 1855)

Charidotell emarginata. Very
Charidotell emarginata. Very common at this time of year on morning glories in southern AZ. Look for Microctenochira bonvouloiri (small metallic green), Cassidea chelymorpha (orange spotted black) and Deloyla lecontei (golden spots on black) also on morning glories in your area.

The host plant was a huge-flowered tropical morning glory
I found all the species you mention - showing three of them here, couldn't get close enough to the M. bonvouloiry

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