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Tortoise Beetle

From back in May: a tortoise beetle, probably Cassida vibex (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) judging by the extent of the brown mark on its back.  It was on a knapweed (Centaurea sp).

The more common Cassida rubiginosa is similar but has a only a small brown mark, if any.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2012-05-02.

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