Leaf Skeletonizing Beetle
"Beet Leaf Beetle"
Erynephala puncticollis

3/8 inch

yellow beetle

gold beetle
Without the sun bathing this Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle it was just a dull golden color, but when the sun hit it
 the metallic sheen was gorgeous!  If you've ever seen a leaf that looks like a skeleton, with only the brittle
veins flapping in the wind, that's what's left after leaf beetles do their thing. Both
adults and larvae
 feed on leaves.
  Bugguide.net, narrowed this beauty down to species.   Carol Davis, 4-22-2009

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