Photo 2. Aspidimorpha deusta on sweetpotato (Solomon Islands). It is also a common species on Ipomoea pes-caprae.
Photo 5. Underside of the tortoise beetle, Cassida papuana, showing the extended thorax and wing covers.
Sweetpotato tortoise beetle
Cassida and Aspidimorpha species.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 2 Graham Teakle, Canberra. Information from Chris Reid, Australian Museum, Sydney. Photo 6 Mani Mua
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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