Orsodacne cerasi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Orsodacnidae > Orsodacne > Orsodacne cerasi

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Orsodacne cerasi
Orsodacne cerasi
Orsodacne cerasi
Orsodacne cerasi

Description

Size: 4.5-6.4mm
Basic colour: Yellowish through brownish to black - highly variable and the elytra may or may not be the same colour as the pronotum.
Pattern colour: Usually none, though if the elytra is pale, the suture may be darkened.
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Many and common
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Yellowish to brownish
Confusion species: Orsodacne humeralis

Western Palaearctic.

Biology

Status: Widespread and locally common in England and Wales, not recorded from Scotland or Ireland.
Habitat: Mixed or deciduous woodland
Host plant: Various trees and shrubs.
Overwintering: Unknown.
Food: Adults on anthers and pollen, especially of white flowers. Larval feeding unknown/uncertain.
Other notes: Dorsally almost hairless, with diffuse punctures and dull elytral interstices.

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