tortoise beetle


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tortoise beetle

n.
Any of various small chrysomelid beetles having spiny larvae and a domed body shaped somewhat like that of a tortoise.

tortoise beetle

n
(Animals) a metallic-coloured leaf beetle of the genus Cassida, in which the elytra and terga cover the body like a shell

tor′toise bee`tle


n.
any of several turtle-shaped, brightly colored leaf beetles of the subfamily Cassidinae.
[1705–15]
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