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|
|Green Tiger Beetle||Cicindela campestris||
Green Tiger Beetles are generally green with pale green spots on their elytra. The legs and... more
|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
|Bee Beetle||Trichius fasciatus||
As the name suggests, the Bee Beetle is a beetle with a very bee-like appearance, due to it's... more
|Mint Leaf Beetle||Chrysolina menthastri||
The Mint Leaf Beetle has a very shiny bronzy-green appearance, on a rounded bead-like body.
|Great Diving Beetle||Dytiscus marginalis||
The Great Diving Beetle is a large water beetle, with a generally dark brown/black appearance... more