Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another beetle

This colorful beetle seemed to be mired down in water and humidity from an early morning rain.

1 comment:

beetlesinthebush said...

Tortoise beetle (family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Cassidinae). I've seen video of ants trying to predate these things - they clamp down against the leaf surface with their shell forming a tight seal. The ant's efforts at prying it up were completely futile!
regards--ted