This morning, I stumbled across this fantastic photograph from Thomas Shahan (@ThomasShahan) that was produced for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. It shows the same Chrysina sp. beetle illuminated under different lighting conditions.The … Continue Reading What Gives Chrysina Beetles their Metallic Appearance?
Today we are featuring the beautiful metallic beetle Charidotella sexpunctata, also known as the Golden tortoise beetle. These North American beetles are small, measuring approximately 5 – 7 mm in length and are … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #8 – Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata)