Larva of a tortoise beetle

7353.        Unfamiliar insect in potato patch at new home. Toronto, Ontario. Canada


Number 7353.   This looks like a larva of a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae). These feed primarily on the leaves of plants in the morning glory and potato/tomato families, but seldom are abundant enough to cause real harm. See tortoise beetle detailed information