milk-weed tortoise beetle
any of several turtle-shaped leaf beetles, as Chelymorpha cassidea (argus tortoise beetle or milkweed tortoise beetle) which
resembles the ladybird beetle and feeds primarily on bindweed and milkweed.
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|a metallic-coloured leaf beetle of the genus Cassida, in which the elytra and terga cover the body like a shell|
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