Cool bug

lisa33(6b Bucks County PA)July 18, 2010

I was wondering what was eating holes in my morning glory and found this guy under a leaf. I had never seen one before. If you haven't seen one, they look like they are crafted of real gold. I was really amazed and ran for my camera.

Golden Tortoise Beetle

Just thought I'd share!


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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

That is one very cool bug and an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 8:09PM
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capecodder(z6 MA)

Those bugs really did a job on my morning glories last year, only saw a couple of them this year, but it was the rabbits that finished them off this year. Have never seen that gold bug on anything but the morning glories.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 9:11PM
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I found that bug on my morning glories earlier this year - I had never seen it either. Thought it was a sequin off a prom dress. They are gorgeous little creatures and seem to really flock to morning glories.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 1:44AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Wow. Stick it with a pin and put it in a box.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 2:01AM
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alisande(Zone 4b)

Very cool! I love the way nature does metallic.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 9:54AM
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