argus tortoise beetle

noun

Definition of argus tortoise beetle

: a reddish tortoise beetle (Chelymorpha cassidea) spotted with black

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History and Etymology for argus tortoise beetle

after Argus, mythological being; from its spots

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“Argus tortoise beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argus%20tortoise%20beetle. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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