Crepidodera aurea (Fourcroy, 1785)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Crepidodera > Crepidodera aurea

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Crepidodera aurea

Description

Size: 2.5-3.8mm
Basic colour: Golden green to coppery red, brassy, bronze, sometimes bright green or blue.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Biology

Status: Widespread in England & Wales, rare in Ireland, probably absent from Scotland.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Poplars (including aspen), sometimes willows and other trees.
Overwintering: Adults hibernate in grass tussocks
Food: Adults on poplar leaves (possibly the Venturia fungus that grows on then); larvae on poplar roots.

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