The tortoise beetles are an artificial grouping of tribes within the leaf beetle subfamily Hispinae. In past classifications, they have been variously placed as a family ("Cassidae") or a subfamily (Cassidinae); when it was recognized that this group was not monophyletic, it was split and the resulting tribes were incorporated into the Hispinae. Some of the tribes that are considered "tortoise beetles" in the historic sense are the Cassidini, Dorynotini, Hemisphaerotini, Ischyrosonychini, and Mesomphaliini. Their common name arose from the superficial resemblance some species bear to tortoises, the elytra being analogised with the aforementioned reptile's carapace.
Tiny tortoise beetle might do the trick.(biological control to halt spread of tropical soda apple)(Brief Article)
Jan 01, 2002; At the South American Biological Control Laboratory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ARS researchers led by Daniel Gandolfo think they...