Brassica Shieldbug - Eurydema oleracea
Length 6 to 7 mm. Species of Eurydema are dramatically coloured, usually red and black bugs, but often with other colour morphs. In E. oleracea the dark metallic green/blue-black ground colour is overlain with red, yellow, creamy white or orange markings.
Larvae may be found May-July on a range of Brassicas including Garlic Mustard and Horse-radish.
This bug overwinters as an adult, emerging in the spring.
Infrequent but well distributed in southern and central England.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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