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Altica oleracea

Altica oleracea


Small beetle (5 mm). It has a metallic black color with green and blue reflections. It can move very fast and sometimes it jumps. Larvae and adults are phytophagous, feeding on various plants, especially Onagraceae and Rosaceae species.


It is found in most Europe.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Salvi 10 years ago
Pequeño saltador
Altica oleracea

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Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Thanks for another ID, Salvi

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Conil de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 30, 2011


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