Cryptocephalus aureolus Suffrian, 1847

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cryptocephalus > Cryptocephalus aureolus

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Cryptocephalus aureolus

Description

Size: 5.5-7.8mm
Basic colour: Metallic green or blue
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Biology

Status: Widespread but Scarce (Notable B)
Habitat: Various, but especially lightly grazed grassland.
Host plant: Various, usually yellow flowers, sometimes other plants.
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Adults feed on pollen of host plants.
Other notes: Longer (usually) and with coarser pronotal punctures than the similar C. hypochaeridis.

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