Aphthona lutescens (Gyllenhal, 1808)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Aphthona > Aphthona lutescens


Size: 2.0-2.5mm
Basic colour: Yellowish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Aphthona nigriceps


Status: Widely scattered.
Habitat: Wetlands of various types.
Host plant: Mainly purple-loosestrife; also marsh conquefoil, meadowsweet, cloudberry and woody nightshade.
Overwintering: Unknown location, but adults do overwinter.
Food: Adults feed on leaves of purple-loosestrife; larvae probably root-feeders.
Other notes: Head yellowish, pale brown or reddish-brown. Antennae, plus hind tarsi and femore darkened apically.

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