Phaedon armoraciae


    3.5 to 4.7 mm. Deep blue colour. Pronotal disc distinctly punctured. 5th elytral striae deepened at base forming a distinctly swollen 'shoulder' to the outside. Antennae entirely dark.

    Identification difficulty

    Adults are found on a variety of water plants, though larvae have only been found on brooklime.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 28 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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

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