Galeruca tanaceti


    Size 6 to 10 mm. A shiny black beetle with dimpled elytra. Elytra wider at hind end, especially in the female, where abdomen may protrude beyond the elytra.

    Identification difficulty

    Roadside verges and other grassy places, often in quite dry conditions.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History

    Feeds on Yarrow and other composites.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map