Golden Tortoise Shell Beetle (Metriona bicolor)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Metriona
Species: bicolor

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Palm Bay, Florida
Butler, Missouri
Franklin, New Jersey
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Greenback, Tennessee
Westminster, Vermont
Altoona, Wisconsin
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On Jul 28, 2006, Vee8ch from Palm Bay, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Found throughout North America.
The gold coloring is created by a layer of liquid that reflects light.
Favorite food is Morning Glory, milkweed, sweet potato and corn. Both larvae and adults eat holes in foliage.

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