Hawthorn Leaf Beetle - Lochmaea crataegi


This leaf beetle has characteristic black markings on a red background.

Photo ID?

It is seen along hedgerows and woodland where it feeds on Hawthorn leaves.

When to see it

April to August.

UK Status

Reasonably common and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 58 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map