Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Cryptocephalus > Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

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Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis
Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis
Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Description

Size: 4.6-5.7mm
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 aureolus

Biology

Status: Scattered with clusters in some limestone and dune areas.
Habitat: Various open habitats
Host plant: Various, usually yellow flowers
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Various
Other notes: Shorter (usually) and with finer pronotal punctures than the similar C. aureolus.

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