Zeugophora flavicollis (Marsham, 1802)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Megalopodidae > Zeugophora > Zeugophora flavicollis

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Zeugophora flavicollis

Description

Size: 2.5-3.5mm
Basic colour: Elytra black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Orange-yellow
Leg colour: Orange-yellow, hind femora darkened.

Palaearctic

Biology

Status: Scattered in SE and midland England, previously more widespread (north to Cumbria). Vulnerable (RDB2), previously categorised as Endangered (RDB1)
RDB Category: Vulnerable (RDB2)
Habitat: Broadleaved woodland, commons.
Host plant: Poplars, sometimes willows.
Overwintering: As new generation adults.
Food: Adults on leaves (usually on fairly mature trees), larvae are leaf-miners.
Other notes: Head black.

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