Hawthorn Leaf Beetle - Lochmaea crataegi
This leaf beetle has characteristic black markings on a red background.
It is seen along hedgerows and woodland where it feeds on Hawthorn leaves.
April to August.
Reasonably common and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 58 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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