Pale Tortoise Beetle (Cassida flaveola)

This 5mm tortoise beetle is associated with stitchworts and sandworts. It has an almost metallic gold lustre with clearly defined lines of punctures on its elytra. It overwinters as an adult in grass tussocks and leaf litter.

Pale Tortoise Beetle Cassida flaveola, Bliss Gate, 28 August 2017 ©Rosemary Winnall

Pale Tortoise Beetle Cassida flaveola, Bliss Gate, 28 August 2017 ©Rosemary Winnall