Hydrothassa marginella

    Description

    A very distinctive beetle, mainly black but with orange margins on the elytra and pronotum.

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    Habitat

    Meadows and verges where flowers of the Buttercup family are found.

    Life History

    Larva feed on various members of the Buttercup family.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent throughout the whole of England and Wales, but fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 69 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map