Aphthona herbigrada (Curtis, 1837)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Aphthona > Aphthona herbigrada


Size: 1.9-2.2mm
Basic colour: Bright metallic green, rarely bluish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Widespread but patchy
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Usually rock-roses Helianthemum, sometimes gorse and thyme.
Overwintering: Adults overwinter, possibly also larvae.
Food: Adults feed on rock-rose leaves, larvae probably root-feeders.
Other notes: Slender form overall; relatively long antennae.

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