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Subfamily: Cassidinae (tortoise beetles)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea > Family: Chrysomelidae

Bassiptera stolida

Conchyloctenia punctata

Bassiptera stolida. Green Tortoise Beetle, 11mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Conchyloctenia punctata (Spotted Tortoise Beetle), 11mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Aspidomorpha areata

Aspidomorpha tecta

Aspidomorpha areata. Red Tortoise Beetle, 7mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Aspidomorpha tecta (Fool's Gold beetle). [image by A. Weaving , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Aspidomorpha dilecta

Aspidomorpha puncticosta

Aspidomorpha dilecta. Circular Tortoise Beetle, 7mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Aspidomorpha puncticosta. Dune Tortoise Beetle, 13mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Publications

  • Borowiec, L., 1994 a. A monograph of the Afrotropical Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Part I. Introduction, morphology, key to the genera, and reviews of the tribes Epistictinini, Basiprionotini and Aspidimorphini (except the genus Aspidimorpha). Genus (suppl.), Biologica Silesiae, Wroclaw, 276 pp.

  • Borowiec, L., 1997 b. A monograph of the Afrotropical Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Part II. Revision of the tribe Aspidimorphini 2, the genus Aspidimorpha Hope. Genus (suppl.), Biologica Silesiae, Wroclaw, 595 pp.

  • Borowiec, L., 1999 d. A world catalogue of the Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Biologica Silesiae, Wroclaw, 476 pp.

  • Heron, H., Borowiec L., 1997. Host plants and feeding patterns of some South African tortoise beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: cassidoid Hispinae). Genus 8: 625-658.

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