I recently wrote a post telling how I rescued two insects. I had forgotten about this one, which actually was before those. After lunch, I casually walked up to my front yard. The sun was shining on the water kept in a green plastic mug. I saw something glittering on the surface, as if it was a little golden bead on it! The sun rays on it really made it glitter. A close examination showed that it was a golden coloured insect, with a partially glass-like wings caught on the water surface and it could not free itself. I had seen such a one before in my yarden but they are rare. So I brought out the camera, took some images and let if fly away.
Notice the water/surface it is floating on.
A very small insect, flat in shape.
On Dave's Garden website, I got to get it identified as Mottled Tortoise Beetle. I later added a couple of images to the database there.