Neocrepidodera ferruginea (Scopoli, 1763)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Neocrepidodera > Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Common name: 

Wheat Flea Beetle

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Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Description

Size: 3-3.6mm
Basic colour: Rusty red
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Western Palaearctic, including Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

Biology

Status: Widespread and common
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Wide range including wild and cultivated grasses/cereals
Overwintering: As larvae and some adults (the larvae in grass stems, adult location uncertain)
Food: Adults on leaves (and possibly pollen), larvae mine galleries leading to and within grass stems, and later move to the roots. Larval feeding can cause economically significant damage to cereal crops.

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