Prasocuris junci (Brahm, 1790)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Prasocuris > Prasocuris junci

Common name: 

Brooklime Leaf Beetle

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Prasocuris junci

Description

Size: 4-5mm
Basic colour: Dark metallic blue (rarely green)
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Biology

Status: Widespread and locally common.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various, but the main hosts are Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga) and Water-speedwells
Overwintering: Adults overwinter though location unknown.
Food: Leaves of host plants.
Other notes: Elytral striae finely punctured.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)