Batophila aerata (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Batophila > Batophila aerata

Common name: 

Raspberry Flea Beetle


Size: 1-1.8mm
Basic colour: Metallic dark bronze-green
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Widespread in southern England, isolated records in Wales
Habitat: Marsh, woodland, parkland, downland, meadows, hedgerows, chalk cliffs
Host plant: Various Rosaceae, especially brambles (Rubus spp.)
Overwintering: Adults in moss, soil and grass tussocks.
Food: Brambles leaves (adults) and probably roots (larvae)
Other notes: SW Palaearctic. More elongate than B. rubi, and with a more quadrate (less widened) pronotum.

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