Tortoise Beetle - Cassida vibex


    One of several similar beetles with flat, rounded bodies. It is pale golden green with a darker central band on its back.

    Identification difficulty

    Amongst vegetation on roadsides and field margins etc. It is often found on Thistles and Yarrow in summer.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    UK Status

    Found mainly south of a line from the Severn to the Wash.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 13 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map