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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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Lily Beetle||Lilioceris lilii (family Chrysomelidae)||
The lily beetle at a very striking bright red polished appearance.
|Longhorn Beetle||Strangalia maculata||
Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra... more
|Thick-Legged Flower Beetle||Oedemera nobilis||
This spectacular metallic-green beetle is usually seen on flowers. Only the male has the... more
|Great Diving Beetle||Dytiscus marginalis||
The Great Diving Beetle is a large water beetle, with a generally dark brown/black appearance... 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