Cochise County, Arizona, US
It looks like a ladybug
I think this must be my first away from a potato field on its native host (Solanum)!
Somehow this beetle ended up on my dinner plate a couple nights ago. It was already dead and legless when I found it. I'm still not sure how it got there.
The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is an important pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra. It can easily be confused with its close cousin and look-alike, the false potato beetle.