Tortoise beetles mating

Tortoise beetles mating

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Caption: Tortoise beetles mating. Tortoise beetle (subfamily Cassidinae) are leaf beetles (family Chrysomelidae) that are often colourful and iridescent. They have the ability to change colour by altering the pigment in tissue below their translucent shell.

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