Strawberry Leaf Beetle - Galerucella tenella
Elytra not clearly pubescent. Top of head and scutellum (except for tip) blackish; large, mid-brown spot in centre of pronotum. Front and rear edges of pronotum bare and shiny. No clear 'shoulder' spots. Identification is difficult due to a number of similar species, for this reason our image can only be said to be representative of G. tenella
Around its main foodplants Meadowsweet and Strawberry.
May and June.
It can become a pest of cultivated strawberries.
Fairly common in most of England and Wales and on the western coast of Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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