Cassida viridis Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cassida > Cassida viridis

Common name: 

Green Tortoise Beetle

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Cassida viridis
Cassida viridis

Description

Size: 7-10mm
Basic colour: Green
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Biology

Status: Widespread, especially in England and Wales.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Lamiaceae.
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in tussocks.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Pronotum narrower than elytra. Elytra with splayed margins not bounded on the inside by a line of coarse punctures. Underside black, abdomen with broad yellow edges.

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