The Poplar Leaf Beetle is very similar in appearance to a typical bright-red ladybird without the black spots.
Typically seen from April to August;
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Encyclopedia of British Beetles
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Great Silver Beetle||Hydrophilus piceus||
The Great Silver Beetle is the UK's largest water beetle. It has a shiny black body that appears... more
|Longhorn Beetle||Strangalia maculata||
Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra... more
|Click Beetle||Athous haemorrhoidalis||
The Cleg Fly has a relatively small head, and a predominantly grey-brown body with mottled brown... more
|Poplar Leaf Beetle||Chrysomela populi||
The Poplar Leaf Beetle is very similar in appearance to a typical bright-red ladybird without... more
|Shining Spider Beetle||Mezium gibbum||
The Shining Spider Beetle is similar in appearance to a small spider. However, this beetle also... more