Hypocassida subferruginea (Schrank, 1776)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Hypocassida > Hypocassida subferruginea


Size: 4.6-5.9mm
Basic colour: Yellowish, reddish-brown or brown. Vague metallic reflection.
Pattern colour: Small brown or black spots (variable)
Number of spots: Variable
Spot fusions: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour with basal margin blackish.
Leg colour: Yellow

Palaearctic. Previous UK reports/records from Devon and Glamorgan.


Status: No records since the 19th century; probably extinct in the UK. Listed in the Red Data Book as 'no post-1900 records' but otherwise uncategorised.
Habitat: Field margins, disturbed ground, wetlands; possibly also coastal.
Host plant: Convolvulaceae, especially field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis.
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Host plant

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