Neocrepidodera impressa (Fabricius, 1801)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Neocrepidodera > Neocrepidodera impressa


Size: 4-5.5mm
Basic colour: Reddish-brown or dark yellowish-red
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Western Palaearctic, including North Africa & Middle East.


Status: Scarce (Notable A) around the coasts of England and Wales.
Habitat: Coastal, mainly saltmarshes and dunes, sometimes in locations covered by high tides.
Host plant: Usually common sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare), sometimes cabbage thistle (Cirsium oleraceum) and creeping thistle (C. arvense)
Overwintering: Probably as larvae
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae probably within stems or at roots.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)