Sphaeroderma rubidum Leaf Beetle Sphaeroderma rubidum/rubidium

Sphaeroderma rubidum Leaf Beetle
Sphaeroderma rubidium Leaf Beetle
The Sphaeroderma rubidum Leaf Beetle, also called S. rubidium, is a tiny (2-3mm long), ladybird-shaped, orange-red beetle. It is prevalent in most of Europe, including most of England, especially the southeast. It jumps well. Adults feed on leaves, especially knapweed, larvae are leaf miners. It looks similar to S. testaceum, the Artichoke Beetle.