Aspidimorpha miliaris

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Aspidimorpha miliaris
Chrysomelidae - Aspidomorpha miliaris.JPG
Aspidimorpha miliaris from Sumatra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Cassidinae
Genus: Aspidimorpha
Species: A. miliaris
Binomial name
Aspidimorpha miliaris
(Fabricius, 1775)

Aspidimorpha miliaris is a widespread Asian species of beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae. The genus name is frequently misspelled as "Aspidomorpha", due to an unjustified spelling change in 1848 [1].

Description[edit]

This species reaches about 15 millimetres (0.59 in) in length. Larvae have a gregarious habit and feed on Ipomoea species, with potentially dangerous impact on crops.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Aspidimorpha miliaris occurs throughout SE Asia and India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oudhia, P. and Ganguli, J. (1999). Outbreak of Tortoise beetle Aspidomorpha miliaris F. (Coleoptera; Chrysomelidae) in Chhattisgarh plains. Insect Environment 5(3): 110-111.

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