Chrysolina staphylaea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Chrysolina > Chrysolina staphylaea

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Chrysolina staphylaea

Description

Size: 5.2-8.7mm
Basic colour: Red-brown, usually (but not always) with a weak metallic reflection.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour (may appear a little darker than elytra)
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Chrysolina banksi

Biology

Status: Common and widespread.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various, but especially noted on creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
Overwintering: Adults hibernate from autumn to April in a variety of locations.
Food: Various, but especially noted on leaves of creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
Other notes: Similar to C. banksi, but usually smaller. Elytral punctures dense and random, sometimes forming a partial row along the suture, especially in the rear half.

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