Cassida

Neon tortoise beetle Cassida azurea, copyright Gilles San Martin.

Belongs within: Cassidinae.

Cassida is a heterogeneous assemblage of tortoise beetles mostly native to the Old World. A single species C. relicta is endemic to North America (Riley et al. 2002).

Cassida Linnaeus 1758L58
|--C. (Cassida)RC02
| |--C. (C.) equestrisG20
| |--C. (C.) relicta Spaeth 1927RC02
| `--C. (C.) rubiginosa Müller 1776RC02
|--C. (Alledoya Hincks 1950) [incl. Deloyala Redtenbacher 1858 non Chevrolat 1836, Lasiocassis Gressitt 1952]RC02
|--C. (Cassidulella Strand 1928) [incl. Cassidula Weise 1889 non Gray 1847]RC02
| `--C. (C.) nobilis Linnaeus 1758RC02
|--C. (Crepidaspis Spaeth 1912) (see below for synonymy)RC02
|--C. (Cyrtonocassis Chen & Zia 1962)RC02
|--C. (Dolichocassida Günther 1958)RC02
|--C. (Imatidium) leaganaG20
|--C. (Lordicassis Reitter 1926)RC02
|--C. (Lordiconia Reitter 1925)RC02
|--C. (Mionycha Weise 1891)RC02
| `--C. (M.) azurea Fabricius 1801RC02
|--C. (Mionychella Spaeth 1952)RC02
|--C. (Odontionycha Weise 1891)RC02
|--C. (Onychocassis Spaeth 1926)RC02
|--C. (Pseudocassida Desbrochers 1891)RC02
`--C. (Tylocentra Reitter 1926) [incl. Eremocassis Spaeth 1926]RC02

Cassida incertae sedis:
C. adhaerensB35
C. algirica Boheman 1847E12
C. australasiae Dupont in Boisduval 1835B35
C. bifasciata Linnaeus 1758L58
C. circumdata [=Metriona circumdata]B88
C. clatrata Linnaeus 1758L58
C. collina MacLeay in Boisduval 1835B35
C. cruciata Linnaeus 1758L58
C. cyanea Linnaeus 1758L58
C. denticollisC01
C. deustaB35
C. diomma Boisduval 1835B35
C. discoides Linnaeus 1758L58
C. divisa Dejean in Boisduval 1835B35
C. fastuosaC01
C. ferrugineaC01
C. flava Linnaeus 1758L58
C. flaveolaC01
C. grossa Linnaeus 1758L58
C. guerini Boisduval 1835B35
C. herbea Boheman 1847E12
C. inaequalis Linnaeus 1758L58
C. interruptaB35
C. jamaicensis Linnaeus 1758L58
C. lateralis Linnaeus 1758L58
C. margaritaceaC01
C. marginata Linnaeus 1758L58
C. meridionalisR26
C. murraea [incl. C. murraea var. immaculata]C01
C. nebulosa Linnaeus 1758L58
C. novaeguineensis Boisduval 1835B35
C. petiveriana Linnaeus 1758L58
C. punctumB35
C. purpurea Linnaeus 1758L58
C. reticularis Linnaeus 1758L58
C. sexguttata Dejean in Boisduval 1835B35
C. taeniataB35
C. trivittataB35
C. variegata Linnaeus 1758L58
C. viridis Linnaeus 1758L58

Cassida (Crepidaspis Spaeth 1912) [incl. Cyclocassida Chen & Zia 1961, Taiwania Spaeth 1913, Yunocassis Chen & Zia 1961]RC02

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[RC02] Riley, E. G., S. M. Clark, R. W. Flowers & A. J. Gilbert. 2002. Chrysomelidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 617–691. CRC Press.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

 

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