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Another Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata

Another Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata
Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
May 27, 2010
Size: unrecorded
I thought I found the species, but now I don't see it anywhere.

Moved
Moved from Charidotella.

Moved
Moved from Tortoise Beetles.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Reminds me most
of Charidotella sexpunctata:



They seem to be quite variable--and evidently they can change their color in a matters of hours.

Let's see what others have to say.

Tortoise beetle
Here. Fascinating how they change color, don't you think? Too bad that it only happens while they are alive.
Their life cycle is very interesting too: from poop to gold.

 
Strong Grip?
I think I remember reading somewhere how these have an especially strong grip. Do you happen to know about this?

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