Orsodacne humeralis Latreille, 1804

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Orsodacnidae > Orsodacne > Orsodacne humeralis

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Orsodacne humeralis
Orsodacne humeralis

Description

Size: 4.4-7.9mm
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
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Orsodacne cerasi

Western Palaearctic, including Morocco and Iran.

Biology

Status: Widespread in south and SE England, an old record from Scotland, not recorded from Wales or Ireland. May have declined. Scarce (Notable B).
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various herbaceous plants, and often hawthorn, also birch saplings and cypress.
Overwintering: Uncertain, but probably as 1st instar larvae within oak buds.
Food: Adults on pollen, larval feeding unknown.
Other notes: Dosrally with fine, dense pubescence and coase punctures; elytral interstices shiny.

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