Gonioctena decemnotata (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Gonioctena > Gonioctena decemnotata

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Gonioctena decemnotata

Description

Size: 5.5-7.5mm
Basic colour: Yellowish-orange to reddish-brown with black spots
Pattern colour: Yellowish-orange to reddish-brown with black spots
Number of spots: Two on the pronotum, five on each elytron (rarely some or all absent)
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: Yellowish-orange to reddish-brown with black spots
Leg colour: Yellowish-orange to reddish-brown.
Confusion species: Gonioctena viminalis

Biology

Status: Scarce (Notable B); widely scattered, mainly in central and southern England.
Habitat: Glades and rides in broad-leaved woods, fields bordering woods, commons.
Host plant: Aspen (Populus termula), sometimes other trees.
Overwintering: Adults probabl yoverwinter, but details unknown.
Food: Leaves of host plants
Other notes: Similar to G. viminalis but head not entirely black (clypeus and labrum yellowish to reddish-brown), legs also yellowish to reddish-brown.

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