Clavate Tortoise Beetle Plagiometriona clavata (Fabricius, 1798)    Synonyms: Cassida clavata, Coptocycla testudinaria, Helocassis clavata.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Chrysomelidae   >   Genus Plagiometriona   

Description:

Note "teddy bear" pattern on elytra and pronotum.

Relationships:

Hosts include nightshade, Jimsonweed, and groundcherry (BugGuide).

There are 28 records in the project database.

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A Clavate Tortoise Beetle on oak in Howard Co., Maryland (9/20/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/22/2012). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle on Solanum in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/26/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/26/2019). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Kent Co., Maryland (6/5/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (8/17/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/6/2016). Verified by Blain Mathison Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/23/2015). Photo by Andy Gougherty. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/22/2019). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/23/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/29/2016). Determined by Edward L. Ruden and Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (10/5/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/4/2009). Determined by V. Belov/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/4/2017). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle larva in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2018). Photo by Peter Coffey. (MBP list)

A Clavate Tortoise Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)


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