"Beet Leaf 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
after leaf beetles do their thing. Both adults
feed on leaves. Bugguide.net,
narrowed this beauty down to species.
© Carol Davis, 4-22-2009
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