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Red Poplar Leaf Beetle

Chrysomela populi


Length is about 10-12 mm. Head and pronotum are black, while elytra are bright red, with a black stain at the base. It can be distinguished from Chrysolina grossa by its shorter antennae and less estensive pronotum. It feeds on plants of the Salicaceae species, especially Populus and Salix species.


Entire Europe

2 species ID suggestions

Scarlet Lily Beetle
(Lilioceris lilii) Scarlet lily beetle
Jeannette 6 years ago
Red poplar leaf beetle
Chrysomela populi Chrysomela populi


LarsKorb 6 years ago

Thanks Jeannette for the ID :)
Thanks Nopa for the comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

nice series

LarsKorb 6 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion, Nawal - but this is no L. lilii.
Liliis are red also on the front...this one's black.
Plus, the abdomen of this one is shaped more oval than a L. lilii

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Lat: 53.48, Long: 10.33

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012

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