Golden tortoise beetle<<<< Back to insects
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Coleoptera
- Suborder: Polyphaga
- Family: Chrysomelidae
- SubFamily: Cassidinae
- Genus: Charidotella
- Conservation status: Least concern
- Areal: America
- Diet: Herbivores
- Size: 1.5-38cm (0.5-15in)
- Colors: many
- Length: 5 mm (0.2 in)
- Prey: foliage of bindweeds, morning glories, and sweet potato
- Predators: Birds, Spiders
- Reproduction: Eggs
- Special Features: ability to change color
Golden tortoise bug (Charidotella sexpunctata) was discovered in North America.
It is one of the most spectacular species of beetles.
It is also called "gold bug" (goldbug). It is a relatively new beetle species, was discovered after 2010.
Food Golden tortoise beetle
Favorite food of golden tortoise bug consists of morning glory leaves.
This beetle consumes foliage of bindweeds, morning glories, and sweet potato (all in the Convolvulaceae). Both adults and larvae feed on foliage
Features Golden tortoise beetle
Probably the most beautiful golden tortoise bug feature is the ability to change color.
It may look like a ladybug or completely metallic gold color with reddish tints or nergre points.
It is assumed that the color change is through moisture control under shell.
Length bug is 5-7mm.
- Charidotella sexpunctata bicolor
- Charidotella sexpunctata sexpunctata
Reproduction Golden tortoise beetle
Golden tortoise bug reproduces by egg white oval he lodges in fruze.
Larvae hatch in 5-10 days.
When children are protected from a bad substance mirositoate which defends from predators such as ants, weevils, beetles and other species of assassin bugs.
Development from egg to adult insect bug gold lasts 40 days.
Did you know that:
Can change its color
It has a length of only a few millimeters
At birth emits an odor