Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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Tortoise beetle - Chelymorpha indigesta

Order Coleoptera
Family Chrysomelidae (subfamily Cassidinae)
Tortoise beetle
30-04-19 © Lucas Rubio
The Cassidinae are characterized by the concealment of the head under the pronotum. Both the pronotum and the elytra are expanded resembling a tortoise's shell. That's why they are known as tortoise beetles.