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Genus Deloyala

transparent/irridescent beetle - Deloyala guttata Mottled Tortoise - Deloyala guttata Mating Deloyala guttata? - Deloyala guttata - male - female Mottled Tortoise beetle - Deloyala guttata Deloyala lecontii Chrysomelidae: Cassidini - Deloyala guttata black and gold tortoise beetle - Deloyala guttata Chrysomelidae - Deloyala guttata? - Mottled tortoise beetle - Deloyala guttata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn 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.