Hydrothassa marginella


A very distinctive beetle, mainly black but with orange margins on the elytra and pronotum.

Identification difficulty

Meadows and verges where flowers of the Buttercup family are found.

Life History

Larva feed on various members of the Buttercup family.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent throughout the whole of England and Wales, but fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 69 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map