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Tribe Mesomphaliini

Mystery Larva - Chelymorpha cassidea Chelymorpha (cassidea?) life cycle - Chelymorpha Orange beetle - Chelymorpha cassidea Another tortoise - Chelymorpha phytophagica Beetle & Larva, Miami - Chelymorpha cribraria Argus Tortoise Beetle (Chelymorpha cassidea) - Chelymorpha cassidea beetle pupa on oak - Chelymorpha phytophagica Orange Tortoise Beetle - Chelymorpha
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 Mesomphaliini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stolaini
Explanation of Names
Mesomphaliini Hope 1840
Numbers
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), ~700 spp. in 24 genera total(2)
Range
neotropical (mostly S. American) group, with a few spp. ranging into our so. US (Chelymorpha cassidea reaches so. Canada)(1)
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)