Photo: This tortoise beetle looks like a ladybug re-mix

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Cassidinae

credit: Andreas Kay

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This cool beetle has the red-and-black colors of a ladybug, but with very different spots. Tortoise beetles are a subfamily of leaf beetles called Cassidinae. Andreas Kay photographed this one in Ecuador, and suggests species might be Cyrtonota trigonota.

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