Geiger Tortoise Beetle (Eurypepla calochroma floridensis)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Eurypepla
Species: calochroma floridensis

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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On Jun 29, 2007, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

The Geiger Tortoise Beetle is the creature that eats holes in the leaves of the Orange Geiger tree here in S Florida.
It's a pretty cool looking bug in that it's clear wings when closed act as a protective shell.
Very colorful bug.

Art