Altica palustris Weise, 1888

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Altica > Altica palustris


Size: 2.8-4.1mm
Basic colour: Dull, variable metallic bluish or greenish.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour
Confusion species: Altica carinthiaca
, Confusion species: Altica oleracea


Status: Common and widespread.
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various
Overwintering: Adults hibernate around grass roots, in tussocks, cut grass and reed refuse.
Food: Adults and larvae feed on leaves, especially of willowherbs.

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