Clavate tortoise beetle

6983.    I just found this very small, flat bug on the wall inside my walkout basement apartment. It flew when I tried to remove it. I’ve never seen one before and am curious to know what it is! Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario. Canada

Number 6983. This is a clavate tortoise beetle, Plagiometriona clavata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). This is a common and widespread species; Click here for more detailed information.