Brassica Shieldbug

Eurydema oleracea


Over all length 6 - 7mm. A black shieldbug with markings that can be cream, yellow or red, but always approximately the same pattern.


Found on plants in the Brassicae family.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and well distributed in southern Britain and gradually extending its range northwards. There are only two previous records in Nottinghamshire, but a small colony was found at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.