Epitrix pubescens (Koch, J.D.W., 1803)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Epitrix > Epitrix pubescens


Size: 1.5-2mm
Basic colour: Black or dark brown; rarely red-brown with dark sides and suture.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour


Status: Widespread in the southern half of England; occasional in Wales.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Solanaceae, especially bittersweet Solanum dulcamara
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae at roots


Alexander, K.N.A. (2009). The expansion of Epitrix pubescens (Koch, J.D.W.) (Chrysomelidae) into Devon and Cornwall. The Coleopterist 18(1): 28.
Alexander, K.N.A. (2002). Epitrix pubescens (Koch, J.D.W.) (Chrysomelidae) and other species spreading westwards across Gloucestershire. The Coleopterist 11(3): 102.

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