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Length 7.5 to 10 mm. This is an all green Tortoise Beetle that lacks the markings of other Cassida species.
Low vegetation, particularly White Dead-nettle and Mint.
April to October.
The very spiny larva holds a bundle of cast skins and droppings over its back which it uses to fend off predators and parasites, the adults grip on to a leaf and pull themselves down, thus presenting no grip to predators.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, but fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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