Hawthorn Leaf Beetle - Lochmaea crataegi


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map