Primarily yellow insect black dots. I counted nine dots. Tinier anvil shaped black head. Resting on the finger pad at a gas pump. Six legs, two antennas.
Your beetle is the spotted cucumber beetle, also known as the southern corn rootworm beetle. These are found all over North America except in the northern Rocky Mountain regions.
It overwinters as an adult in southern states. Eggs are laid in the soil at or below the base of plants. Larvae hatch in 7 – 10 days and feed for three to six weeks. Larvae feed on roots. While adults feed on corn silk, nectar, and other flowering plant parts. The larvae pupate at the base of host plants and emerge as adults in 1-2 weeks.
This insect is a pest on many field and vegetable crops including corn, squash, cucumbers, and beans. The adults can transmit bacterial wilt of cucumbers.
To control, remove all plant debris each fall. Then cover any crops effected with floating row covers. If covering vining crops, you will need to remove the cover once the crop starts to flower to allow pollination. Beetles can be trapped in the new blooms after the blooms close. Smash or put collected beetles in warm soapy water.
There are many beneficials in the garden that eat these beetles including spiders, ground beetles, soldier beetles, tachinid flies, and braconid wasps. To encourage beneficial insects and spiders to your garden, grow a variety of flowers.