A few weeks ago I found this tortoise beetle, Deloyala guttata, on the underside of a sycamore leaf in a nearby park. Most of the time you only see tortoise beetles safely tucked away inside their “shell” (hence their name). I waited for this one to start moving around so I could get this shot.
Subjects: Beetles, Insects, and Leaf Beetles.
Places: Georgia, North America, Twelvestones, and United States.
Life Stages: Adult.
Taxa: Class Insecta, Deloyala guttata, Family Chrysomelidae, and Order Coleoptera.
Colors: Black and Gold.