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Vine Flea-beetle, Altica

Altica ampelophaga

Description:

Small black coleoptera, with a slight green-golden iridisation that eat the tree leaves leaving only the nerves. It is a very serious pest of vines in Spain, sometimes causing crop losses of up to 50 per cent. The Pentatomid, Zicrona coerulea, L., is predacious on the larvae.

Habitat:

Public garden in a small village

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5 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

You are right, Mark. It is exactly the sequence I followed until I discovered them little guys

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

The last shot sums it up. Sneaky little artistas.

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Sachin

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

well presented series,,

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

I added some extra information

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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