Altica oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Altica > Altica oleracea


Size: 3.0-4.2mm
Basic colour: Dull metallic greenish; sometimes bright blue.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Altica carinthiaca
, Confusion species: Altica palustris


Status: Widespread.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in moss.
Food: Adults and larvae feed on leaves.

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