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Cassidinae Checklist: Tortoise Beetles

This page consists of a personal checklist of all Tortoise Beetles (Cassidinae) that I've encountered over the years. Most were identified with the kind assistance of Michael Geiser, Dominik Hofer and Rob Westerduijn on Facebook.

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

Some useful references: This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

View my complete Flickr photo set: Cassidinae - Tortoise Beetles.

Subfamily: Cassidinae Gyllenhal, 1813

Tribe: Aspidimorphini Chapuis, 1875

Tortoise Beetle (Aspidimorpha miliaris) - DSC_1875 Singapore: Aspidimorpha miliaris (Fabricius, 1775)
Golden tortoise beetle (Aspidimorpha furcata) - DSC_7167 East Malaysia: Aspidimorpha cf. furcata (Thunberg, 1789) Tortoise Beetle (Laccoptera sp.) - DSC_4914 Singapore: Laccoptera cf. nepalensis (Boheman, 1855)

Tribe: Cassidini Gyllenhal, 1813

Tortoise Beetle (Cassida sp.) - DSC_6385 Singapore: Cassida cf. circumdata (Herbst, 1799) Tortoise Beetle (Cassida sp.) - DSC_4434 Thailand: Cassida sp.
Tortoise beelte (Chiridopsis sp.) - DSC_3736 Singapore: Chiridopsis cf. scalaris (Weber,1801) Tortoise beetle (Ischnocodia annulus) - DSC_9301 Belize: Ischnocodia annulus (Fabricius, 1781)
Tortoise beetle (Ischnocodia annulus) - DSC_8049 Belize: Ischnocodia annulus (Fabricius, 1781) Curry leaf tortoise beetle (Silana farinosa) - DSC_7449 Singapore: Silana farinosa (Boheman, 1856)
Tortoise beetle (Thlaspida biramosa) - DSC_9348 West Malaysia: Thlaspida biramosa (Boheman, 1855)

Tribe: Hemisphaerotini Monrós & Viana, 1951

Mottled tortoise beetle (Spaethiella sp.) - DSC_2789 Peru: Spaethiella sp.

Tribe: Imatidiini Chapuis, 1875

Tortoise beetle (Aslamidium bolivianum) - DSC_3221 Peru: Aslamidium cf. bolivianum Borowiec & Sassi, 2001

Tribe: Notosacanthini Hincks, 1952

Tortoise Beetle (Notosacantha cf. rufa) - DSC_4573 West Malaysia: Notosacantha cf. rufa (Wagener, 1881)

Tribe: Physonotini Spaeth, 1942

Tortoise beetle (Platycycla deruta) - DSC_9135 Belize: Platycycla deruta Boheman, 1854

Tribe: Spilophorini Chapuis, 1875

Tortoise beetle (Calyptocephala cf. gerstaeckeri) - DSC_0452 Belize: Calyptocephala cf. gerstaeckeri Boheman, 1862


Tortoise beetle eggs? (Silana farinosa) - DSC_9502 Singapore: Silana farinosa (Boheman, 1856)  


Tortoise Beetle larva (Silana farinosa) - DSC_5086 Singapore: Silana farinosa (Boheman, 1856) Curry leaf tortoise beetle larvae (Silana farinosa) - DSC_9431 Singapore: Silana farinosa (Boheman, 1856)
Tortoise beetle larva (Cassidinae) - ESC_0002 Singapore: Unidentified Tortoise beetle larva (Aspidimorpha cf. miliaris) - DSC_4584 Singapore: Aspidimorpha cf. miliaris (Fabricius, 1775)


Tortoise Beetle pupa (Silana farinosa) - DSC_8136 Singapore: Silana farinosa (Boheman, 1856)  

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