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Species Chelymorpha phytophagica

Tortoise Beetle 2 (Argus) - Chelymorpha phytophagica Argus Tortoise Beetle - Chelymorpha phytophagica Tortoise Beetle - Chelymorpha phytophagica Chelymorpha cassidea? - Chelymorpha phytophagica Chelymorpha phytophagica Chelymorpha phytophagica Chelymorpha - Chelymorpha phytophagica Chelymorpha cassidea? - Chelymorpha phytophagica
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 Mesomphaliini
Genus Chelymorpha
Species phytophagica (Chelymorpha phytophagica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chelymorpha phytophagica Crotch 1873
Syn: luteata Schaeffer (1)
Explanation of Names
phytophagica (G). 'plant eater' (2)
3 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
hairy above...

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
AZ to w. TX, KS(?) / Mex. - Map (1)(3)
July-Oct. (BG data)
See Also
Chelymorpha cassidea (Fabricius) - glabrous above...
- Range: e. N. Amer. to Calif., though apparently rare out west
Print References
Crotch G.R. 1873. Materials for the study of the Phytophaga of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25: 19-83.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Leaf Beetles of America North of Mexico
Ed Riley, Shawn Clark, and Terry Seeno. 2003. Coleopterists Society.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)