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Genus Gratiana

Gratiana boliviana Gratiana boliviana - female Cassidine on Solanum, larva - Gratiana pallidula Eggplant Tortoise Beetle - Gratiana pallidula Tribe Cassidini - Tortoise Beetles -? - Gratiana pallidula Tribe Cassidini - Tortoise Beetles -? - Gratiana pallidula ZE.45408_Gratiana? - Gratiana pallidula - female beetle - Gratiana pallidula
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 Gratiana
Explanation of Names
Gratiana Spaeth 1913
2 spp. (incl. one recently introduced) in our area, 7 spp. total(1)
Adult of G. pallidula: carapace in live individuals mostly light green anteriorly (on pronotum), and mostly light golden brown posteriorly (on elytra), with explanate, transparent margins; color of dead specimens mostly medium brown with lighter brownish-yellow margins; body oblong; elytral margins almost parallel-sided for more than half of their length; elytral disc with many small surface pits arranged in several longitudinal rows
Larva of G. pallidula: may be at least partly green, and carry a fecal shield above its back
so. US to Argentina & Bolivia(1)
on Solanum (Solanaceae)(1)
G. boliviana was imported to control Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) in FL (Medal et al.)(2)