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.
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