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Species Cassida piperata

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines)
Tribe Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles)
Genus Cassida
Species piperata (Cassida piperata)
Explanation of Names
Cassida piperata Hope 1842
piperata = 'peppered'
Range
Native to East Asia (se. Russia to Vietnam and Philippines)(1)
Food
Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae(1); may be common on beet crops (Lech Borowiec, pers.comm.)