Phyllotreta flexuosa (Illiger, 1794)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Phyllotreta > Phyllotreta flexuosa


Size: 2.5-3mm
Basic colour: Black & yellow/orange
Pattern colour: Longitudinal yellow or orange band on each elytron
Number of spots: See pattern
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Black
Confusion species: Phyllotreta tetrastigma



Status: Widespread but local
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Brassicaceae
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae probably at roots.
Other notes: Similar to P. tetrastigma - separated by shape of elytral band, size of largest tetrastigma (to 3.5mm) and aedeagus

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