Cassida sanguinosa Suffrian, 1844

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cassida > Cassida sanguinosa


Size: 5.9-8.0mm
Basic colour: Green
Pattern colour: Pale blood-red around scutellum (this is rarely absent)
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Cassida denticollis
, Confusion species: Cassida prasina


Status: Very scattered - in the south only. Appears rare, but not given scarce or rare status and may be increasing its range with most records being from 1980 onwards.
Habitat: Various, usually near water; also on farmland.
Host plant: Various Asteraceae, including tansy, sneezewort and mayweeds.
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Usually larger than the similar C. prasina. Central epimere black or green. Broad shallow dent at the front of the labrum. The pronotal tooth seen in C. denticollis may be present, but not with teeth on the front edges of the elytra.


Turner, C.R. (2008). Cassida sanguinosa Suffrian new to south Devon (VC03). The Coleopterist 17(3): 153.

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