Tortoise Beetle - Cassida vibex

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Chrysomelidae
Records on NatureSpot:
90
First record:
13/06/2006 (Gould, David)
Last record:
19/05/2024 (Cann, Alan)

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