Brown Willow Beetle - Galerucella lineola

    Description

    Around 5 to 6mm long and light brown in colour. Many members of this family are almost identical visually, and detailed examination is necessary to confirm identification. The host plant is often the best indicator of the likely Galerucella species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with Willows.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were 31 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map