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Galeruca spectabilis

Galeruca spectabilis

Description:

Galeruca spectabilis is a species of leaf beetle, described by Faldermann in 1837.

Habitat:

Spotted along a footpath in an oak forest near village Stavropotamos (Kastoria, Greece).

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a species of leaf beetle
Galeruca spectabilis


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3 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you very much Michael for the correct ID.

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 4 years ago

References:
http://culex.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/E...
http://israel-nature-site.com/?page_id=2...
(Note: The black colouration is not something typical for females. Both males and females vary from light brown to black).

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 4 years ago

I think the punctures the elytra and pronotum are a bit too coarse for G. tanaceti. Also, G. tanaceti shouldn't have such strong costae on the elytra. I think it's G. spectabilis Faldermann, 1837, a closely related species found in the eastern Mediterranean.

KostasZontanos
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KostasZontanos

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Oct 26, 2015
Submitted on Jan 25, 2016

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