Calligrapha philadelphica (Linnaeus, 1758)EditArthropods (Arthropoda)----Insects (Insecta)---Beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga----Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae)---Chrysomelinae----Calligrapha----C. philadelphica
If you live in areas near woodland you will probably see a few of these. They can be found on shrubs in woodland and woodland edges such as river valleys. The only similar species is the Common Willow Calligrapha (C. multipunctata) which has the streaks seperated into extra spots and the pronotum is thickly bordered with cream/white (also, added to the fact that the Willow Calligrapha is found on and eats Willow tree leaves (Salix sp.) as opposed to various low shrubs though they may appear on low shrubs from time to time).
Time of year Edit
Adults can be found from May-August.
Adults are from 7-11mm.