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Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella purpurata

Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella purpurata
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 6, 2006
Size: ~5mm

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Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella purpurata Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella purpurata

Tortoise Beetle

 
Not the same
I don't think that the species on this picture is the same as your link : the Cassidinae here have the "orange" color that extend farther on the humeri than Charidotella sexpunctata. This caracteristic let me mostly think to Charidotella purpurata.

 
concur
From Dowie & Arnett (1),
1)Elytral margin clouded opposite humeri - C. purpurata
2)Elytral margin entirely translucent - C. sexpuncatata (bicolor)

And C. purpurata makes yours a new species for BugGuide :)

 
and then there were 2
looks like there's one other C. purpurata incorrectly stuck under C. sexpuncatata. See

 
Thanks for the ID
I was suprised to see that this beetle is so widespread. Thanks for sending the link.

 
I'd love to see one myself some day. =)
I see they're supposed to be in my state, too.

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