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Subgenus Charidotella

Golden tortoise - Charidotella sexpunctata Cassidinae on bindweed. A day later - Charidotella sexpunctata Tortoise beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata Charidotella sexpunctata?  - Charidotella sexpunctata - male - female Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata Charidotella sexpunctata - Golden Tortoise Beetle - Charidotella sexpunctata Golden Tortoise Beetle (sexpunctata) - Charidotella sexpunctata - Charidotella sexpunctata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles)
Genus Charidotella
No Taxon Subgenus Charidotella
Numbers
by far the largest subgenus, with 3 spp. in our area(1) and >70 spp. total(2)
Range
se. Canada and most of the US to S. America(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Cassidinae of the world - an interactive manual (by Lech Borowiec and Jolanta Świętojańska)