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Jewel Beetle

Coraebus rubi

Description:

The length of adults varies from 8 - 12 mm. They are easily recognizable for their black color with shades of gold and bronze-purple, as well as for their grayish irregular transverse bands on elytra. The adults can be encountered from May through August. It is considered a dangerous enemy of roses.

Habitat:

This beetle is present in most of Europe, in the Near East, in East Palearctic ecozone and in North Africa. It is quite common on Rubus species (hence the specific name), where larvae feed on roots and adults feed on leaves.

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Croatia

Spotted on Jun 19, 2013
Submitted on Jun 19, 2013

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