Invertebrate of the Week #8 – Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)

Today we are featuring the beautiful metallic beetle Charidotella sexpunctata, also known as the Golden tortoise beetle. These North American beetles are small. They measure just 5 – 7 mm from end to end but are instantly identifiable due to the conspicuously expanded margins of their prothorax and elytra.   The outermost margins of those expansions are almost completely transparent and form … Continue reading Invertebrate of the Week #8 – Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)