Crepidodera aurata (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Crepidodera > Crepidodera aurata

Common name: 

Willow Flea Beetle

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Crepidodera aurata
Crepidodera aurata

Description

Size: 2.5-3.3mm
Basic colour: Elytra bright metallic green, sometimes dark green, bronze, brassy, coppery, rarely bluish.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: Reddish, sometimes gold-green or brassy.
Leg colour: Orange-brown, hind femora dark.

Biology

Status: Widespread & common
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Willows, occasionally other trees
Overwintering: Adults under bark or in moss on logs.
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae on roots.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)