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Leaf Beetle

Donacia sp

Description:

Probably Donacia vulgaris, common leaf beetle of Europe; with aquatic larvae. Some 15mm or less in length, bronzy colored.

Habitat:

Here, seen on leaves of Yellow Water-lily growing in waters of a small lake Lamoura - the highest altitude lake in Jura Mountain range, at 1156m. The lake is in the valley of Jura mountain range; and is surrounded by a coniferous forest, and the majority of it is occupied by grassland, while some of the lake shores are peat-bogs. The site of Lamoura Lake has been designated as a Natura 2000 area, in order to protect this fragile peat-bog ecosystem.

Notes:

An uninvited but welcomed guest on a photos of water-lilies; I noticed this beetle only when I started working on my pics on computer... And thanks to Paul Davis for helping out with the ID...

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3 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 8 months ago

probably Donacia crassipes, because on Nuphar (and longer legs than vulgaris)

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

Thanks Paul

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 9 months ago

Possibly Donacia sp , maybe D.vulgaris.

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.39, Long: 5.98

Spotted on Aug 5, 2018
Submitted on Aug 24, 2018

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