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Chrysomela populi

Chrysomela populi

Description:

Chrysomela populi is a species of broad-shouldered leaf beetles belonging to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae. Length is about 10–12 mm. Head and pronotum are black, while elytra is bright red, with a black stain at the base. Some species come as orange colored.

Habitat:

It feeds on plants of the Salicaceae species, especially Populus and willow species. It is found in most Europe.

Notes:

It can be distinguished from Chrysolina grossa by its shorter antennae and less estensive pronotum - I don't think this is C Grossa because head and pronotum are not metallic blue-green colors. But because C Grossa is found in former Yugoslavia, I am not 100% sure... Photos taken @ Bikodze, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Dijana Serhatlic
Spotted by
Dijana Serhatlic

Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 44.51, Long: 18.47

Spotted on Sep 2, 2016
Submitted on Sep 2, 2016

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