Cassida ancorifera Boheman, 1856

Rice, Marlin E., 2003, New Host Plant Associations And Distribution Records For Tortoise Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) From Southern Africa, The Coleopterists Bulletin 57 (1), pp. 79-83 : 80

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065X(2003)057[0079:NHPAAD]2.0.CO;2

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/E1098854-BC20-181D-B4C8-ECDCFD61BB0A

treatment provided by

Tatiana

scientific name

Cassida ancorifera Boheman
status

 

Cassida ancorifera Boheman

New host and country records: ZIMBABWE, Mazowe Dam, 178319060S, 308599130E, 19-VI-1998, one adult on Duosperma crenatum (Lindau) , Acanthaceae ; same location, 14-VII-1998, one adult on Celtis africana Burm. Ulmaceae ; same location, 19-VII-1998, one adult on Acokanthera oppositifolia (Lam.) , Apocynaceae . A fourth adult was collected 40 km N Mhangura, Chipiri estate lake, 16837931S, 308069420E, 19-IX-1998, on newly-developing leaves of Brachystegia spiciformis Harms , Fabaceae . The collection of four adults on four different families of plants suggests C. ancorifera utilizes a variety of hosts to sustain itself during the dry season. Borowiec (1999) records this small species from Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi, Republic of Central Afica, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zaire (5Democratic Republic of the Congo). The collection of this species in Zimbabwe extends the known range several hundred kilometers southward on the African continent.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Cassida