Crepidodera plutus (Latreille, 1804)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Crepidodera > Crepidodera plutus

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Crepidodera plutus

Description

Size: 2.5-3.2mm
Basic colour: Coppery-green, brassy, bronze, coppery, blue or bluish-green; elytra sometimes very dark green or bronze.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Orange

Biology

Status: Locally common in southern England, rare in Wales
Habitat: Various, often near water
Host plant: Willows, sometimes poplars and blackthorn, also dandelions
Overwintering: Adults under bark and in dead wood
Food: Adults on lower epidermis of leaves (and possibly pollen e.g. of dandelions), larvae on roots of willows

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