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Cassida rubiginosa, green thistle beetle, thistle tortoise beetle

Species type: Arthropod

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Chrysomelidae

Genus: Cassida

Species: rubiginosa

Common names: green thistle beetle, thistle tortoise beetle

Imported for biocontrol of: Cirsium arvense (Asterales: Asteraceae), Californian thistle Details