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Chrysomela populi

Chrysomela populi


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.


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


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
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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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