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Genus Deloyala

Tortoise Beetle - Deloyala guttata Deloyala guttata? - Deloyala guttata Tortoise beetle - Deloyala lecontii Tortise beetle in house - Deloyala guttata Mottled Tortoise Beetle, Guttata - Deloyala guttata Deloyala ? - Deloyala guttata Tortoise beetle on Calystegia - Deloyala guttata handraised Deloyala guttata pupa just eclosed, used for article on rearing - Deloyala guttata
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 Deloyala
Explanation of Names
Deloyala Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 9 spp. total(2), but the genus needs revision(3) (there may be fewer spp. --E.G. Riley, pers.comm.)
Range
New World, mostly Neotropical(2); in our area, D. guttata east of the Rockies, D. barberi FL, D. lecontii TX-CA(1)
Food
larvae and adults feed on plants in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Cassidinae of the world - an interactive manual (by Lech Borowiec and Jolanta Świętojańska)
3.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.