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1 March 2007 The life history of Aspidimorpha areata () (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
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Aspidimorpha areata is a common and widespread African cassidine species. The larvae and the beetle life cycle are described. It is currently known to reproduce on three host plants of the Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea batatas, I. cairica and I. plebeia. In captivity the total life cycle lasts 37–42 days. The species has three generations per year in coastal KwaZulu-Natal, during summer and autumn. The adult and larval feeding patterns, as well as the few known parasitoids and predators, are discussed. Older instars forcefully eject faecal material, a new report for this family.

H. D. C. Heron "The life history of Aspidimorpha areata () (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)," African Entomology 15(1), 75-87, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.4001/1021-3589-15.1.75
Accepted: 1 January 2007; Published: 1 March 2007
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