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Green tortoise beetle

Observed: 14th August 2013 By: jonathanbye1jonathanbye1’s reputation in Invertebratesjonathanbye1’s reputation in Invertebratesjonathanbye1’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Thistle Tortoise Beetle (Cassida rubiginosa) interacts


John Bratton's picture

From memory, the corners of

From memory, the corners of the pronotum of C. viridis are more rounded than in your specimen. For example

What plant was it on?

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tortoise beetle

I think I'm right in saying it was on comfrey. I may have other photos showing other aspects more clearly - which areas would help?

Jonathan Bye

John Bratton's picture

Underside might help.

Underside might help. Close-up showing puncturation on elytra? On the whole, I'd rather have Cassida specimens under the microscope, but someone else might be able to do it from photos.

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Green Tortoise Beetle

I have another photo, perhaps showing further details useful for id. Don't know how to add it other than in a new observation (27th Aug).

Jonathan Bye

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Thistle tortoise beetle

This is Cassida rubiginosa (thistle tortoise beetle) the pointed corners to the pronotum are clearly visible. These are much more rounded in C.viridis (as J Bratton points out) the slight 'rusty' mark on the scutellum is variable but just visible.