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.
Amongst vegetation on roadsides and field margins etc. It is often found on Thistles and Yarrow in summer.
April to September.
Found mainly south of a line from the Severn to the Wash.
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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015