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. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ight, coarse spines ; while the Cassi-diios, or tortoise-beetles, although variable in shape, are all provided with more or less pronounced ex-panded margins, beneath which the body andhead are completely hidden ; their outlinevaries in shape, but they are usually more orless circular or shield-shaped, and often hemi-spherical or sub-hemispherical. Many of thespecies are remarkable for their brilliantmetallic colours in life, which unfortunatelyfade very quickly after death ; some of theIndian species are very beautiful, and i

. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ight, coarse spines ; while the Cassi-diios, or tortoise-beetles, although variable in shape, are all provided with more or less pronounced ex-panded margins, beneath which the body andhead are completely hidden ; their outlinevaries in shape, but they are usually more orless circular or shield-shaped, and often hemi-spherical or sub-hemispherical. Many of thespecies are remarkable for their brilliantmetallic colours in life, which unfortunatelyfade very quickly after death ; some of theIndian species are very beautiful, and i Stock Photo
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. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ight, coarse spines ; while the Cassi-diios, or tortoise-beetles, although variable in shape, are all provided with more or less pronounced ex-panded margins, beneath which the body andhead are completely hidden ; their outlinevaries in shape, but they are usually more orless circular or shield-shaped, and often hemi-spherical or sub-hemispherical. Many of thespecies are remarkable for their brilliantmetallic colours in life, which unfortunatelyfade very quickly after death ; some of theIndian species are very beautiful, and if keptin glycerine or spirits of wine will retain theircolour for a considerable period. The life-history of Hispa testacea is givenfully by Chapuis (Genera des Ooleopteres, xi,p. 259), and is quoted by Sharp (CambridgeNatural History, vi, p. 283). The larva mines the leaves of Oistussalvifolius in Southern Europe and feeds on the parenchyma ofthe leaf, which it only ruptures when it w?ants to remove to afresh leaf ; it is a broad and flat insect with short legs.. Fig. 83.—Botryo-nopa sh&ppardi. The larvae of the Cassidi?st.e are remarkable for their habit of

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