Cassida vittata de Villers, 1789

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cassida > Cassida vittata

Common name: 

Borded Tortoise Beetle


Size: 5.0-6.5mm
Basic colour: Yellow or pale green (when alive, with a gold-silvery elytral stripe between striae 2 and 6).
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Yellow, sometimes with narrow darkening at the femoral bases.
Confusion species: Cassida nobilis


Status: Patchy, often coastal.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Chenopodiaceae including goosefoots, oraches and beet. Also various species in other families.
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in tussocks.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Similar to C. nobilis. Elongate-oval (less rounded than many Cassida), rear angles of the pronotum obtuse rather than rounded. Antennae yellow.

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