Lochmaea crataegi (Forster, 1771)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Lochmaea > Lochmaea crataegi

Common name: 

Hawthorn Leaf Beetle


Size: 3.7-5.5mm
Basic colour: Orange to red-brown
Pattern colour: Elytra usually with one or two black stripes or elongated spots. Head orange to red with dark markings.
Number of spots: See pattern colour
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Western Palaearctic


Status: Widespread and common
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Hawthorn; adults sometimes found on other trees and shrubs, and if so, often on blossoms.
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Hawthorn. New generation adults on leaves; overwintered adults mainly on pollen; larvae on fruits, mining them which causes them to go brown and soft, and fail to set seed.

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