Sphaeroderma rubidum (GraŽlls, 1858)
A common leaf beetle, which will jump quickly when disturbed. Seperation from the very similar Sphaeroderma testaceum is difficult, but Sphaeroderma rubidum is more rounded in general appearance and slightly smaller. Like testaceum, it is often easy to find on the leaves of Thistles and Knapweeds.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphaeroderma rubidum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Charlie Barnes. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated December 2018

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