Green tortoise beetle

Green tortoise beetle

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Credit: NIGEL DOWNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of a Thistle tortoise beetle (Cassida rubiginosa) concealed on a green leaf in a woodland habitat in Norfolk, UK. Easily identified by the rusty mark on the elytra, where it often sits with the edges close to the leaf leaving no shadow. Common and widespread in England and Wales.

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