Cassida deflorata

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Cassida deflorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Cassida
Species: C. deflorata
Binomial name
Cassida deflorata
Suffiran, 1844
Synonyms
  • Cassida deflorata Suffrian, 1844
  • Cassida herbea Lucas, 1849
  • Cassida limbaticollis Fairmaire, 1856
  • Cassida gallica Megerle: Gemminger and Harold, 1876 (nomen nudum).
  • Cassida sardoa Heyden: Gemminger and Harold, 1876 (nomen nudum).
  • Cassida scolymi Küster: Gemminger and Harold, 1876 (nomen nudum).

Cassida deflorata is a greenish coloured beetle in the leaf beetle family.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The beetle can be found in Africa, including Algeria and Morocco, as well as in European countries like France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.[2]

Habitat[edit]

The species feeds on plants in the Asteraceae family, including Arctium lappa, Carduus tenuiflorus, Cirsium dyris, cardoon, artichoke, Jacobaea maritima and Silybum marianum.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cassida deflorata". Flickr. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cassida (Cassida) deflorata Suffrian, 1844". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cassida deflorata". Biol.uni.wroc.pl. Retrieved 17 May 2017.