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similar to a ladybug, but what is it? - Jonthonota nigripes

similar to a ladybug, but what is it? - Jonthonota nigripes
outside Helena, Montana, USA
August 27, 2013
looks similar to a ladybug but a clear shell extends over edges sort of, but has wings like one, body like one... found several yesterday all together when on a ladybug hunt..

nice find! the black legs gave it away
Moved from ID Request.

tortoise beetle
looks like the golden tortoise beetle, Charidotella sexpunctata.

 
I would say that is def what
I would say that is what it is, although it has black legs instead of the yellow!

THANKS!

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