Cassida nobilis Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cassida > Cassida nobilis

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Cassida nobilis

Description

Size: 4.3-6.0mm
Basic colour: Yellow or pale green, sometimes yellow-brownish
Pattern colour: See notes below.
Number of spots: See notes below.
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour, with basal half of femora black.
Confusion species: Cassida vittata

Biology

Status: Scarce (Notable B); widely scattered.
Habitat: Various, often on sandy or chalky soil.
Host plant: Various; usually Fat-hen (Chenopodium album), Glassworts (Salicornia), Oraches (Atriplex) and Corn Spurrey (Spergula arvensis), though other species are possible.
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Similar to C. vittata. When alive, sometimes has a longitudinal rose-red or metallic gold stripe covering the top of the elytra, or with a blackish suture and some darker spots. Elytra sometimes marked with a crimson horseshoe shape. Rear angles of the pronotum broadly rounded. Front of head and tips of antennae black.

Articles

Read, R.W.J. (1999). Cassida nobilis Linnaeus (Chrysomelidae) in Cumbria. The Coleopterist 8(3): 100.

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