Target Tortoise Beetle

January 28, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I’ve seen variations on this pattern for tortoise beetles throughout Central and South America. I often see the species referred to as target tortoise beetles, though a quick google search seems to confirm my suspicion that that common name applies to many different species across several genera.

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2 Responses to Target Tortoise Beetle

  1. Kurt says:

    Very nice shot of this amazing tortoise beetle. Haven’t seen any tortoise beetles this exotic over here.

  2. Patrick Coin says:

    Great to see this (relatively) new blog, Troy. Keep up the good work!

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