Leaf Beetle

Sphaeroderma testaceum


Over all length 2.3 to 4.2mm. Very like Sphaeroderma rubidum, but slightly more elongate, less rounded.


Grasslands and waste groung where they feed on thistles and knapweeds.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in England and Wales , becoming less common towards the north and rare in Scotland. common in Nottingham and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.