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Mottled Tortoise Beetle : Nature Closeups

Mottled Tortoise Beetle

October 24th, 2010 - 3:07 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

October 10, 2010 | Twelvestones, Roswell, GA, USA

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.

2 Responses to “Mottled Tortoise Beetle”

  1. Cindy Johnston says:

    Love his little feet

  2. Oliver says:

    Thanks for posting this photo. It really helps me “understanding” this strange beetle. I took this photo

    http://www.bugphotos.net/disp.php?g=Deloyala

    recently and had no idea what I was looking at. How long did you wait before it started moving?

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