Calomicrus circumfusus (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Calomicrus > Calomicrus circumfusus

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Calomicrus circumfusus

Description

Size: 3-4.5mm
Basic colour: Elytra yellow with black border.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Yellow with black band at the rear
Leg colour: Black

Biology

Status: Scattered and uncommon in southern England and Wales. Scarce (Notable A)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Fabaceae, especially gorse Ulex europaeus and dwarf gorse U. minor.
Overwintering: Probably as larvae, pupating in April.
Food: Adults on foliage, larvae probably at roots.
Other notes: Unknown tachinid larva is an internal parasite.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)