Pachyprotasis rapae


    Length: 7-10 mm. The adult is black and a creamy yellow with strikingly marked head and thorax.

    Identification difficulty


    When to see it

    May to July

    Life History

    The nocturnal larvae feed on the leaves of various plants such as Figwort and Ash

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map