Leaf Beetle

Galeruca tanaceti


Over all length 6 - 11mm. A black beetle with its pronotum and elytra heavily punctured. The pronotum is much wider than the head and the elytra are wider towards the rear.


Dry areas of rough grassland with plenty of herbaceous plants, a wide variety of which it feeds on.

Status and distribution

Thinly though widely dispersed through most of England and Wales. Less common in the West Country and in Scotland. There are few records for Nottinghamshire and it is infrequent at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to October.