Cassida prasina Illiger, 1798

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cassida > Cassida prasina


Size: 5.2-6.5mm
Basic colour: Green or greenish-yellow
Pattern colour: Reddish spots (may be faint) at the front of the elytra.
Number of spots: 1 or 2
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Cassida denticollis
, Confusion species: Cassida sanguinosa


Status: Scarce (Notable B); widely scattered.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Sneezewort (A. ptarmica), and possibly Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Central epimere yellow, or black with an oblique yellow spot.

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