Psylliodes marcida (Illiger, 1807)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Psylliodes > Psylliodes marcida

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Psylliodes marcida

Description

Size: 3.2-3.8mm
Basic colour: Yellowish to brownish
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Psylliodes chrysocephala

Palaearctic (where there is a coastline), including North Africa.

Biology

Status: Widespread around coasts
Habitat: Sand dunes, less often on roadside verges
Host plant: Sea rocket (Cakile maritima) and other Brassicaceae
Overwintering: As adults
Food: Adults on leaves, larvae are leaf- and stem-miners
Other notes: Similar to P. chrysocephala ssp. anglica but has distinct front angles on the pronotum, coarse punctures on top of the head (compared to those between elytral striae) and 1st front tarsal segment narrower than the 3rd in males.

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