On the Ipomoea vine, mid summer.
There is great variation in the Mottled Tortoise beetle which shows in this beetle which is almost solid black. Mid August in Ohio
We found this snacking on a leaf in southern Arizona's Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Taken on the side of my workshop.
Deloyala guttata on Sunflower leaf. They feed on leaves from the morning glory family. Georgetown TX.
It was stuck floating on the surface of water kept in a mug, evening 15.7.2012. It was trying to fly. I released it after photo session.
It was stuck floating on the surface of water kept in a mug, evening 15.7.2012. Took it out on a leaf and if flew off once the wings were dry.
Four pictures of the same Deloyala guttata (mottled tortoise beetle). The pictures were taken at my place, 9 miles South West of Managua, Nicaragua.
Mottled Tortoise Beetle on honey suckle, Arkansas River Valley, Zone7b, late May.